COLUMBIA - Both Blair Oaks and New Bloomfield have secured positions in their respective State final four after wins on Wednesday.

The Blair Oaks Falcons (30-4) have won 21 out of the past 22 games, including ten straight after defeating Fulton in the State Quarterfinals 6-1.

Blair Oaks pitcher, Andi Siebeneck was in the circle for Wednesday's matchup against Fulton, but got the Falcons on the board early on with a solo homerun to left field putting Blair Oaks up 1-0 in the first inning. 

Fulton would later on respond in the fourth inning as Brilee Ash would get one past the third baseman to drive in a run and tie the game up at 1. 

The fifth inning is where Blair Oaks blew the game open.

Junior Kenzie Libbert would launch a three-run-shot giving the Falcons a four-run fifth inning, which would lead Blair Oaks to a 6-1 win.  The Falcons will take on Sullivan in the Class 3 semi-finals at 2 pm on Friday October 29th in Springfield.

New Bloomfield out of Class 2 took on Elsberry Wednesday looking to advance to State as well.

Payton Robinson would give Elsberry a 2-1 lead after hitting a hard ground ball between the third baseman and shortstop, driving in 2 runs.

The lead would go back and fourth throughout the game until New Bloomfield's, Avery Nichols placed a ground ball perfectly to give the Wildcats a 7-6 lead. 

New Bloomfield advances to the Class 2 semi-finals where they will take on Marceline at 12 pm on October 29th at the Killian Softball Complex in Springfield.

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