The Blair baseball team started fast and easily dispatched South Sioux City (SSC) on Tuesday at Vets Field.
The Bears led 4-0 through one inning and finished off the Cardinals by run-rule, 12-0, in just five frames. Coach John Roan's team improved to 7-11 with the win, while SSC fell to 3-13.
Brady Brown scored BHS' first run of the first inning on Dex Larsen's RBI triple. Shea Wendt's run-scoring double then pushed across Larsen before Morgan Rump added an RBI single.
The Bears' advantage reached four runs when Rump scored on a failed pick-off attempt.
Overall, Larsen was 3-for-3 with three RBIs. Brown, Wendt, Rump, Canton Lippincott and J'Shawn Unger pushed across runs, too.
Unger was also Blair's winning pitcher, throwing all five innings without allowing a run or hit. He struck out six SSC batters, surrendering just three walks.
JV wins, too
The Blair junior varsity team defeated SSC as well. It won 9-2.
Joe Rodriguez led the Bears with three hits, while Greyson Kay knocked in two runs. Eli Morgan, Dylan Swanson, Kaden Sears, Bo Nielsen and Nathan Wachter pitched an inning each with Nielsen striking out three Cardinals.