The Moore American

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March 27, 2013

Strong field Big Cat Classic features top teams from around state

MOORE — Now that Spring Break has concluded, its time for the area slow pitch softball teams to get back to work.

After a couple of warm-up games, Moore, Westmoore and Southmoore will host the Annual Big Cat Classic this weekend. With 10 teams ranked in the top 16, it could be the strongest tournament field outside of the state championships.

“It’s a really great field this season,” Southmoore coach Jason Lingo said. “We pride ourselves on getting some quality softball teams to join us in the tournament and this year is no exception. Union has a tournament that is probably the only other one that is in the same zip code as far as top to bottom quality of teams. So if the BCC isn’t the toughest tournament in the state, it’s tied.”

The tournament field includes 6A powerhouses such as No. 1 Moore, No. 2 Westmoore, No. 4 Union, No. 5 Jenks, No. 6 Muskogee, No. 7 Tahlequah, No. 8 Southmoore, No. 15 Norman, No. 16 Anadarko. But it also has the top teams from other classes such as No. 1 Washington and No. 2 Dale.

“It is ridiculously strong,” Moore coach Michael Wakefield said. “But that is what we want. We want it to test us.”

The Classic kicks off at 10 a.m. Friday with games being played at MHS, WMH and SMH. The tournament will be a round robin format with the 12 teams split up into two pools.

“In the State tournament you have to win three games in a day against the top teams,” Wakefield said. “In this tournament if you want to win it you probably have to do the same.

Southmoore is in the Navy Pool while Moore and Westmoore are both in the Red Pool. Even though they played each other in the regular season Tuesday for the first time this year, the two top teams in 6A will face off again at 9 a.m. Saturday at MHS.

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