BLANCHARD — McLoud kept its regional tournament hopes alive Friday by knocking off Pauls Valley 10-7 in a Class 4A regional tournament elimination battle.
McLoud faced the do-or-die situation after dropping a 9-4 decision to Elk City in its first game of the day.
Against Pauls Valley, McLoud trailed 7-6 entering the bottom of the sixth inning but tallied four runs. Damien Dye opened the inning with a walk and Wyatt Olds cracked a game-winning two-run home run. The Redskins added two more runs as Josh Maddox walked, followed by doubles by Duke Crossley and Josh Brown.
Leadoff batter Koalton Keller went 3-for-4 with three runs batted in.
Wyatt Olds, Wesley Olds and Tyler Jones had two hits apiece. Wyatt Olds, Crossley, Brown and Jones doubled.
Wesley Olds added two singles and scored twice.
Wyatt Olds, who started on the mound, fanned four while surrendering two runs (neither earned) and two hits in a two-inning stint. Dye permitted four hits and two runs in 1 2/3 innings while Jones, in 3 1/3 innings, was touched for four hits and three runs. He fanned four and walked one.
Elk City scored in five of six innings against McLoud, including a four-spot in the bottom of the fifth which put the Redskins in a 9-3 hole.
Redskin starter Maddox permitted nine hits and nine runs in five innings but only two of the runs were earned. He whiffed five and walked five.
Jaxton Pennington went the final inning, giving up no runs and one hit. He fanned one.
McLoud had only five hits with Keller recording two singles. Brown had a double and Maddox drove in three runs.
McLoud will face Elk City at 1 p.m. today in an elimination game. If McLoud (17-15) wins that game, it would take on Blanchard immediately following. Should an if game be necessitated, it would be played Sunday.