McLOUD—Poteau split a pair of games at the McLoud Tournament.
The Pirates (5-2) opened with a 9-8 come-from-behind win over McLoud before losing to Perkins-Tyron in the second contest, 9-5.
Ben Klutts hit a 3-run homer in the top of the seventh to give Poteau a 9-8 lead over McLoud and Kale Barcheers slammed the door on the hosts in the bottom half of the inning, retiring all three batters in order with two strikeouts.
Klutts went 4-4 with the home run, a double, knocked in four runs and scored twice. Rece Ward got the win and was 3-4 with a double, two runs and a RBI, Jordan Collins had a 3-4 game with a RBI and run and Clay Cross doubled while going 1-3 with two RBI and a run.
Poteau outhit Perkins-Tyron in the second game but came up short. Easton Francis was 2-3 with a double while Klutts was 2-4 and Barcheers doubled while going 1-3 with a RBI.
Poteau plays Blanchard on Friday at 2:30 p.m.
Poteau 9, McLoud 8
Poteau 0 0 1 3 2 3—9 14 4
McLoud 2 4 0 2 0 0—8 9 1
Perkins-Tyron 9, Poteau 5
Perkins 0 0 5 0 2 2—9 8 2
Poteau 1 0 0 3 1 0—5 10 2
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