No. 8 Blair softball wins Auburn tourney

Bears beat Ralston, too

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The Class B No. 8 Blair softball team went 3-0 last Saturday in Auburn, winning the Bulldogs' eight-team tournament with a 4-2 victory against Omaha Mercy.
The Bears scored what amounted to the winning runs during the top of the sixth-inning. Greta Galbraith and Cailey Anderson reached base with back-to-back singles before Leah Chance's two-out, RBI single pushed BHS out front 3-1.
Brooke Janning added her own single before Nessa McMillen plated her for run No. 4. From there, the Bears allowed Mercy's second run during the bottom half, but held on for a two-score victory — which allowed for celebratory team photos afterward.
To start play in Auburn, coach Jennifer Fangmeier's team routed Syracuse 14-0. Ally Lynch — who homered — and Jerzie Janning led the Bears with three RBIs apiece.
Then, during the semifinals, BHS topped Raymond Central 10-2. Chance and McMillen had two RBIs apiece

Bears beat Rams, 10-3
Blair broke a 3-3 tie with a six-run sixth inning Tuesday at Ralston, besting the Rams 10-3. The win pushed its season record to 12-5.
Claire Mann notched a 3-run homer during the decisive inning, while Kalli Ulven and Brooke Janning combined for 12 strikeouts in pitching duty over seven. McMillen also homered against Ralston, finishing with a game-high four RBIs.
Bria Scott was the first Bear to hit a home run, however, doing so during the junior varsity's 18-2 victory.
The varsity BHS squad next hosts the Eastern Midlands Conference Tournament on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.

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