Carla Harris, special correspondent
The Ada News
The host Latta Panthers recorded decisive victories over Mounds and No. 17 Hennessey to get within a single victory of a berth in this week’s Class 2A State Tournament.
At the 2A Regional played on Ed Collins Field on Friday, No. 2 Latta opened the tournament with a 7-1 win over Mounds before shutting out Hennessey 13-0 in a winner’s bracket contest.
In the other games Friday, Hennessey defeated Community Christian 10-1, and Community Christian pulled out a tight one over Mounds 5-2 in a late loser’s bracket contest. Hennessey and Community Christian were scheduled to begin tournament play Saturday evening, with the Panthers (23-6) awaiting the winner in the regional title game.
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