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May 20, 2013

Coach: Tigers getting better while state tournament remains in limbo

Jeff Cali Sports Editor adanewssports@cableone.net
The Ada News

Roff —      The Roff High School baseball season was supposed to be over — one way or another — on Saturday, May 4.

     But head coach Ead Simon was on his way to throw some batting practice late Friday afternoon when he took time to visit with The Ada News about what his team has been doing since the Class A State Tournament has been thrown in limbo, due to a legal battle between the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association and state qualifier Wright City.

     The OSSAA ruled that Wright City was to forfeit its state tournament first-round matchup with Sterling because the Lumber Jax had played too many regular season ballgames. Wright City officials fought that decision, and a McCurtain County judge granted an injunction that ordered the OSSAA to place the Lumber Jax back in the state bracket the very day the other first-round games were being played (May 3) at Dolese Park in Oklahoma City.

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