Blair Robertson

The bigger the situation, the more likely Blair Robertson will rise to the occasion.

“Whenever we need a big play or a big hit, he’s the guy,’’ said Duncan RiverCats Midget AA baseball team head coach Jim Frost.

“It’s more his desire to succeed that really drives him.’’

Robertson, 16, is also a solid defensive player at second base.

“Again, his mechanics are so sound that sometimes it looks like he’s not even trying,’’ said Frost. “But, yeah, he makes the play.’’

Robertson started playing baseball in Duncan as a Tadpole, but it didn’t look like he’d advance beyond that introductory stage at one point.

“I actually quit for a year in Tadpole because I didn’t like the pitching machine and then I started up again,’’ he said.

The first half of the current baseball season was played with the Renegades.

“We really started playing good baseball near the end of the year,’’ said Robertson. “We won the playoffs so it turned out well.’’

Summer ball with the Midget AA RiverCats has brought a continuation of that success.

“We’ve got a really deep team,’’ said Robertson. “We bat through our lineup all the time and great pitching as well.’’

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