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Amber-Pocasset's Taygan Graham runs the bases in a game from the regular season.

The Amber-Pocasset Lady Panthers are back in familiar territory.

The Lady Panthers went 2-1 at the regional tournament Thursday to secure another appearance at the state tournament. At the regional tournament — hosted by Navajo — the Lady Panthers won a game with their season on the line to advance to state in Class 3A.

The Lady Panthers had to battle in their tournament opener against Merritt. In a close game, the Lady Panthers managed to pick up a 10-9 victory over the Oilerettes.

Am-Po’s second game was a battle of teams ranked in the top 10. Am-Po is ranked seventh in Class 3A, and Navajo is ranked third. The Lady Panthers fell 14-6 and ended up facing Mooreland with a spot at the state tournament on the line.

The Lady Panthers took care of business, picking up a 13-3 victory.

With the win, Am-Po heads back to the state tournament for the second spring in a row. Including the fall, the Lady Panthers have been to four state tournaments in a row. That run includes a state title in the fall of this school year.

The Lady Panthers won the Class A state title with a win over Ripley.

The Lady Panthers opened up the postseason with three dominant wins in district play. They defeated Elmore City-Pernell once and Healdton twice to advance to regional play.

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