Softball: Centralia 1, Blair Oaks 0

CENTRALIA, Mo. - Blair Oaks came up just short against the defending Class 3 champions.

Centralia scored on a fielder’s choice grounder in the bottom of the eighth inning to escape with a 1-0 victory Thursday night.

Payton Staggs tossed 7 1/3 innings while allowing one earned run on five hits with seven strikeouts and four walks. She also went 2-for-2 at the plate with a single and a double, accounting for two of the Lady Falcons’ five hits.

Blair Oaks (1-1) hosts Russellville on Tuesday.

Blair Oaks’ JV team dropped a 5-0 decision. Lydia Pointer managed a double for the Lady Falcons (1-1).


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