When the Byng and host Poteau baseball teams met in Wednesday afternoon's winner's bracket of the Class 4A Regional Tournament at Town Creek Park, one thing was for sure. The Pirates were going to win. Fortunately, the Pirates who won came from Pontotoc County.
Byng blanked Poteau 5-0 behind a four-hit shutout from pitcher Tyler Pierce, who had seven strikeouts.
The Pirates (25-6), who opened the day with a 2-1 victory over the Muldrow Bulldogs, were slated to play in today regional title game scheduled for 4 p.m. The regional tournament was originally scheduled to resume Thursday but was postponed due to rainy, cold weather conditions. An if-necessary championship game would be played Saturday.
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