The Blanchard Lion baseball team’s streak of appearances at the state tournament will continue.
The Lions continued rolling through the season with a dominant regional tournament last week, sweeping through the three tournament games in Blanchard. The Lions outscored their opponents 46-3 in the three victories and advanced to the Class 4A state tournament.
Blanchard opened tournament play with an 11-1 victory over the Elgin Owls and then picked up a dominant 19-2 win over the Bethany Bronchos to advance to the regional tournament championship.
The Lions completed regional play Saturday by defeating Bethany a second time. The final score of that game ended up being 16-0.
The regional championship moved the Lions to 36-0 on the season. They are heading back to the state tournament for the fifth season in a row. The Lions’ last state championship in baseball came in 2015 in a 1-0 victory over the Tuttle Tigers.
Blanchard advanced to the state championship game last season, falling to Elgin.
The state tournament is scheduled to begin Thursday at Edmond Santa Fe High School. The state tournament will be there Thursday and Friday. The state title game is scheduled to be held Saturday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.