Blair opened the Hydro-Eakly Labor Day Tournament last night with a 2-0 shut out of Class A’s #10 ranked team, Sterling.
Junior, Brayden Gray, has emerged this Fall as an absolute force on the mound and at the plate. He threw the complete game against Sterling and struck out 11 of a possible 21 outs. Gray lead the way at the plate getting an RBI double on a 2-3 effort.
With two outs in the bottom of the 6th inning, the score was 0-0. Tyler Sensabaugh, known for his swift feet, legged out an infield single. Sensabaugh then scored on Reagan Tyner’s deep misplayed hit to center. Gray then doubled to left and Tyner, another speedster, came around to make it 2-0.
“With Gray on the mound, we have been pretty good so far this year,” said coach B.J. Armstrong. “I think that the boys are figuring out that if they compete with all their efforts for the whole game, we have a great chance to win, no matter who our opponent is. We are still working towards being a more consistent team.”
On Friday, Blair beat Erick 7-1. Tyler Sensabaugh went all seven on the mound giving up two hits and striking out seven. Brayden Gray led hitters going 4-4 with a home run, two doubles and four RBIs. Sensabaugh went 2-4 with an RBI.
Blair’s record is now 5-9 on the year. They play Class B #3 ranked Lookeba-Sickles in winners bracket at 4 p.m. on Thursday in Eakly.
Reach Brad Gilbert@482-1221 ext. 2076