Blair scored three runs in the third inning and held on to hand Youngsville Post 658 just its second Warren County Senior American Legion Baseball League loss, 4-2, Monday night at Old Legion Field. It was the second straight victory for Blair, improving its record to 2-3.
Ed Dorunda went the distance on the mound for Blair, striking out four while scattering 11 hits. Dorunda jump-started the offense, hitting an RBI single to give Blair its first run of the game. Chris Danielson added a sacrifice fly to tie the game at 2-2, and Blair took the lead on an error before Ed Ord knocked in an insurance run in the sixth.
Youngsville had several scoring opportunities throughout the game, but Blair's defense limited the damage, turning three double plays. Dorunda started one himself - a 1-6-3 double play in the seventh inning before striking out the last batter to end the game. Collin Fantaskey turned one in the infield, and Colin DeLattre also had a double play on a fly out to left, doubling up a runner at second on a throw to Tanner Teconchuk.
Times Observer photo by Jonathan McAfoos
One for the team
Blair’s Ed Dorunda is hit by a pitch in the back during a Warren County Senior American Legion Baseball League game with Youngsville Post 658 on Monday night at Old Legion Field. Dorunda came out alright; he was the winning pitcherr, and added an RBI single.
Josh Lewis had a big game for Post 658, recording three hits, including a double and triple. Dan McLaughlin added a double while Aaron Hoover and Brodie Turner each had multiple hits on the night.
Youngsville, Corry Northwest Savings Bank, and Warren Post 135 had entered the weekend with one loss each atop the standings.
Youngsville 011 000 0 2 11 2
Blair 003 001 x 4 6 1
2b-Josh Lewis (Y). 3b-Lewis (Y), Dan McLaughlin (Y). WP-Ed Dorunda. LP-Lewis.