The strange things about the Blair Oaks varsity baseball team is that it hasn't missed postponed or cancelled a single game this season because of weather, and with luck like that North Callaway knew it had its work cut out for it on the road in non-conference action on Tuesday.
So when the Thunderbird's Jordan Delashmutt scored a run in his teams very first at-bat, they appeared to be off to a good start. Unfortunately, they weren't because Blair Oaks answered with two runs in the bottom of the first and two more in the bottom of the third before adding insurance offense in the fifth and sixth to defeat North Callaway 5-1.
Delashmutt really was the highlight of the Thunderbird's three-hit effort at 2-for-4 with a run, an accomplishment on Ben Bradley could compliment with a double. On the mound for North Callaway Sam Althiser fell to 0-2 on the season by throwing for just shy of three innings and allowing four runs, zero earned, on three hits and a walk with one strikeout.
Bradley then got his turn on the hill for the Thunderbirds and managed to get five outs, all of which came on strikeouts, giving up one earned run on two hits and a walk. Josh McCown also took a turn hurling for the visitors and got taken for two hits with a strikeout in just under two innings of work. North Callaway's biggest issue in this contest was that it made seven errors.
For Blair Oaks, 5-7 overall, it had six hits and three errors for the contest.
North Callaway, 2-5 overall, it next takes the diamond at 5 p.m. on Thursday at Elsberry.