Six-run sixth inning sends Blair Oaks past Centralia

Blair Oaks catcher Amy Dorge looks to the field and holds onto the ball Monday after tagging out Centralia’s Kailee Chitwood in a game at the Falcon Athletic Complex.

Blair Oaks catcher Amy Dorge looks to the field and holds onto the ball Monday after tagging out Centralia’s Kailee Chitwood in a game at the Falcon Athletic Complex. Photo by Julie Smith.

WARDSVILLE, Mo. — How quickly things can change.

The Blair Oaks softball team managed just one baserunner through five innings. The Lady Falcons then plated six runs in the sixth inning to turn a two-run deficit into a four-run advantage.

The turn of events prevented Blair Oaks from losing its third straight game to open the season and dealt the defending Class 3 state champions their first loss of the year as the Lady Falcons defeated Centralia 6-2 on Monday night at the Falcon Athletic Complex.

“To be honest with you, for us I just think any win (would be a confidence boost), but any time you beat a quality team like Centralia, it’s even a bigger boost,” Blair Oaks coach Sharon Buschjost said. “Without a doubt, I think, and I think the girls think and feel, that it was that first win, just to get it and move on.”

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