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Blair Oaks a win away from Final Four

Blair Oaks a win away from Final Four

October 16th, 2013 in News

SULLIVAN, Mo. - The Blair Oaks Lady Falcons are one win away from advancing to their second consecutive Class 3 Final Four.

Blair Oaks topped Sullivan 13-0 in a sectional game Wednesday for the second straight year.

"Tonight, the team played what I think what was one of our best games of the season," Blair Oaks head coach Sharon Buschjost said. "We are playing at a high level."

Payton Staggs delivered a strong performance from the pitcher's circle, allowing two hits with six strikeouts and no walks.

Jolie Duffner went 3-for-4 with three RBI, Taylor Markway added three hits and LeeAnn Polowy collected two hits, two runs scored an an RBI. Sara Jones and Ashley Forck both had a hit and two RBI. Blair Oaks racked up 12 hits.

Blair Oaks (23-4) hosts Monett (23-4) on Saturday at a time to be determined, with the winner advancing to Springfield for the Final Four.

"You get that close, you understand the importance and magnitude of it," Buschjost said. "You understand the excitment and what the opportunity means.

"We'll be facing a very tough Monett team. Knowing we're one win away, that close to it, it adds to the excitement."