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A look back at the finales of Blair's spring sports
Despite a late comeback attempt in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Blair Blazers (5-5) could not recover from an early deficit given up to the Quince Orchard Cougars (5-3-1). Throughout the game, strong pitching by the Cougars and fielding miscues by the Blazers prevented Blair from making up ground and resulted in a 7-2 Blazer loss.
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The Blair Blazers (10-7) beat the Clarksburg Coyotes (10-6) 3-2 in extra innings on Monday night after an extended absence from the field due to heavy rain. Strong pitching by both teams coupled with good infield play kept the score low despite the game lasting eleven innings. Clarksburg's numerous errors and walks in the final inning gave the Blazers the opportunity to take home a win on senior night.
In a dramatic victory Wednesday, Blair baseball defeated Walt Whitman High School 15-4, avenging last year's loss that knocked the Blazers out of the playoffs. After falling behind early in the game, Blair scored twelve runs in the fourth inning to call the mercy rule.
On a beautiful night, in front of an energetic crowd, Blair baseball entered the playoffs with a bang. Behind solid pitching, excellent defense and a powerhouse offensive performance, Blair looked unstoppable, beating Walter Johnson High School after the mercy rule was called in the fifth inning with a score 12-1. The Blazers now move on to their second playoff game against Walt Whitman, the team that knocked Blair out of the playoffs last year.
Everything seemed to come together for Blair baseball on senior night. The last home game of the regular season was rife with strong defensive plays and quality pitching performances, all backed up with strong offensive play. Performing for a packed house of ardent fans, Blair took down Blake High School 6-1, to improve their record to 13-3 on the season.
Blair Varsity baseball won its seventh game in a row Wednesday night, taking down the Wheaton Knights 10-0 to improve to a record of 12-3 on the season. This game comes after Tuesday night's division clinching 5-4 victory at Walt Whitman High School, the team that knocked Blair out of the playoffs last year.
Blair Varsity baseball thoroughly defeated the Richard Montgomery Rockets Thursday night in a 11-1 blowout. The mercy rule was applied in the sixth inning, after Blair acquired a ten-run lead.
Blair Baseball (5-2) defeated the Clarksburg Coyotes (3-3) Tuesday in a 4-3 nailbiter, scoring the walk-off run in the eighth inning. Blair relied on solid pitching to keep them in the game and clutch hits to pull ahead after falling behind early. Blair improved to a record of 5-2 for the season with Tuesday's win.
The busy free-agent market left the Blue Jays and Red Sox with major facelifts, but the now healthy Orioles won't be giving up the AL East crown without a fight. Meanwhile out west, the reigning World Series champion San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics may be looking at a big fallout this season.
The Blazers (10-9) lost to the Jaguars (12-6) 5-3 in the second round of the playoffs. Northwest scored all five of their runs in the first inning leaving the Blazers to play catch up the rest of the game.
The Blair Blazers (10-8) beat the Clarksburg Coyotes (6-12) in their first round playoff game 2-0. The win meant a lot for the Blazers who have struggled in the playoffs in recent years.
Blair baseball (8-7) lost to Walter Johnson (5-14) by a final score of 8-4 on the Blazers' senior night. Blair struggled to throw strikes as they fell behind early and were unable to work their way back.
The Blazers (7-6) were optimistic coming into the game, but they lost to the Damascus Hornets (6-6) by a final score of 2-1. This was a frustrating loss for the team because it was the Blazers' fourth game this week and third loss.
Blair varsity baseball (7-5) played their third of four games this week and lost to Whitman baseball (11-2) by a final score of 9-3. The Blazers were both mentally and physically tired at the beginning of the game and it showed.
Another game can be added to the list of the varsity baseball team's frustrating losses along with their tough, 12-inning loss to Sherwood on Thursday afternoon. The Blazers (4-3) met their match as they played Poolesville (8-0) and lost 4-3.
The stadium was packed on this warm spring night to watch the Blazers crush the Cavaliers. The varsity baseball team (4-1) beat Kennedy (0-5) in five innings by a final score of 20-0.
Big things are happening in DC. The Nationals are in first place in the tough National League (NL) East, their marketing department has brought in "#Natitude" amidst the "Take Back the Park" series with the Phillies and super prospect Bryce Harper is finally here.
The Blair varsity baseball team (6-9) defeated the Watkins Mill Wolverines (2-12) by a score of 12-2 in a shortened five inning game. The offensive barrage began rapidly in the first inning and never ceased as Blair won in convincing fashion amidst its senior day celebrations.
Already behind by the bottom of the first, Blair was never able to complete a comeback against a tough Northwest pitching staff. The Blazers' rally in the sixth inning fell short as the varsity baseball team (5-7) lost to the Northwest Jaguars (9-3) by a score of 7-3. The loss snapped a two-game win streak, which included a 7-0 victory over a seven-win Paint Branch team.
There were two different ball games played at Blair last night. The first took place in the first four innings of play, when the varsity baseball team (4-6) struggled to hold the Springbrook Blue Devils (4-5) even. The second took place after the bottom of the fifth inning when the Blazers broke open a major lead and brought home a welcome victory of 10-2.
Already reeling from a two-game losing streak, the boys' varsity baseball team added another loss to their record after falling 8-1 to the Blake Bengals.
Despite cheers and a defensive rally in the final inning, the varsity baseball team (2-3) lost to the Gaithersburg Trojans (3-2) by a score of 6-2 on Wednesday afternoon. The Blazers scored their only two runs in the first and second inning, remaining scoreless throughout the following six innings. Gaithersburg capitalized on simple fielding errors that cost Blair the victory and led to runs by the Trojans.
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