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.
Recently, a number of the Blair baseball team's (5-3) home games have been postponed because of field conditions. The team has also been unable to get onto the field for practice.
On Thursday, Oct. 24, the "President's Own" Marine Band is scheduled to perform in the Blair Auditorium. This complimentary concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. and was primarily organized by Blair music teacher, Michelle Roberts.
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 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.
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