VERSAILLES — The Blair Oaks Falcons collected 16 hits in two innings Wednesday, routing the Versailles Tigers for a 18-0 victory in three innings in Tri-County Conference play.
Blair Oaks' home opener was postponed a second time this season, as rain forced Wednesday's game to be moved to Versailles High School. The Falcons' pair of home games March 20 were moved to Camdenton, also due to rain.
The Falcons finished the game with four home runs. Ian Nolph ended the scoring in the bottom of the first inning with a two-run homer to center field, extending the Blair Oaks lead to 9-0.
Reid Dudenhoeffer opened the second inning with a solo shot, then Nolph added a three-run shot to left field for his second blast of the game. Levi Haney capped the scoring with a grand slam later in the second.
Haney and Nolph each had five RBI, while Wil Libbert drove in a pair of runs.
Dudenhoeffer went 3-for-3, adding a pair of singles to his home run. Nolph, Haney, Gavin Wekenborg and Hayden Salmons each had two hits.
Salmons hit a pair of singles, while Wekenborg added a single and a double for the Falcons.
Harrison Lear earned the win on the mound. In three scoreless innings, he gave up one hit and one walk while striking out two batters on just 31 pitches.
Justin Hamrick's leadoff single in the top of the second was the lone hit for Versailles (4-4, 1-1 Tri-County), which opened conference play Tuesday with a 4-2 home win against School of the Osage.
Blair Oaks (7-2, 2-0 Tri-County), ranked No. 4 in Class 4 by the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association, will play its next four games this weekend in the Jay Baseball Classic. On Friday, the Falcons face Lutheran: St. Charles at noon and Helias at 6:45 p.m. in pool play at the American Legion Post 5 Sports Complex.
In Wednesday's JV game, Blair Oaks defeated Versailles 5-1 in three innings to improve to 4-1.
Joey Wilde struck out five batters in two innings for the Falcons, while Aiden Boeckmann had an RBI.