By CRAIG HALL
Jill Cochran slammed three home runs and Taylor Nixon added two more as Poteau tuned up for its regional tournament with a 19-9 win at Heavener on Monday.
The Lady Pirates (11-13) open play in the 6A regional at Poteau tomorrow at 10 a.m. against Sallisaw. Broken Bow and Stilwell are also in the tournament.
Heavener (26-9) is scheduled to play at Warner against the Lady Eagles and Muskogee to close out the regular season prior to opening play in a 5A regional tournament at Valliant on Thursday against Beggs. Valliant and Madill are also in the tournament.
Cochran, a freshman, was 3-3 with eight RBI and two intentional walks. Nixon, batting behind Cochran, was 4-4 with the two dingers in her first at bats with four RBI.
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