Blair scored in every inning except the fourth, and cruised to a 16-2 victory over Tidioute in a Warren County Senior American Legion Baseball League play-in game on Monday at Old Legion Field.
Blair is the fourth seed out of four remaining teams and wil play regular-season champ Post 135 at 6 p.m. Wednesday right back at Old Legion Field. Youngsville Post 658 is at defending league champ Corry Northwest Savings Bank on Wednesday at The Ballpark At Columbus in the other semifinal.
The offensive fireworks started immediately for Blair against winless Tidioute, with five runs in the first. Blair added two more in the second and eight in the third before adding a final run in the fifth. Tidioute scored both of its runs in the sixth inning.
Times Observer photos by Jonathan McAfoos
Above, Blair’s Ed Dorunda watches the ball fly into left field during a Warren County Senior American Legion Baseball League play-in game, Monday at Old Legion Field. Blair cruised to a 16-2 victory and will take on Warren Post 135 on Wednesday in the semifinals.
Ed Ord had the only extra-base hit of the game, hitting a line-drive double in the fifth for Blair. Cameron McIntosh had a strong performance with three RBI and Colin DeLattre added two RBI of his own. John White finished 2-for-4 with two singles in the win.
Collin Fantaskey started on the mound for Blair and earned the win in a combined one-hitter. Tanner Teconchuk, McIntosh, and White all pitched in relief. Derek Johnston started and took the loss for Tidioute.
The league champion will advance to the Pennsylvania American Legion Region 8 Tournament.
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2b-Ed Ord (B). WP-Collin Fantaskey. LP-Derek Johnston.