QUAPAW - Overcoming a rocky start, Fairland rolled to a 12-5 victory over Welch in a semifinal game at the Quapaw Tournament here Thursday night.

The win puts Fairland in the championship game for the second straight year. It will face Oklahoma Union today at 7:30 p.m.

The Cougars advanced with a 14-2 victory against Commerce.

The Owls beat Wyandotte 8-6 in last year's final.

Welch jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning against FHS, taking advantage of a hit batter, a single by Billy Jackson and an error.

However, the Owls got things evened up in the top of the third thanks to a walk and singles by Seth Bunce and Cale Schumaker.

Welch regained the lead in the bottom of the third when Seth Riley reached on a two-out error, a walk to Chism Horton and a single by Jackson.

The tide swung back Fairland's way in the fourth on back-to-back doubles by DH Casey Robertson and Jordan Alexander and a sacrifice by Chuck Cassinelli. That created a 4-3 Fairland lead.

Singles by Bunce and Schumaker, an error on a ball hit by Stevie Nowlin, a walk to Robertson, a single by Brett Blalock and a double by Cassinelli were parlayed into five runs for the Owls in the top of the fifth.

Fairland got a final three runs in the sixth on a double by Schumaker, an error on a ball hit by Yancey Lett, a single by Robertson and a double by Alexander.

Four players had two hits for the Owls. Alexander collected two doubles while Schumaker and Robertson had a double and single each. Bunce contributed two singles.

Cassinelli and Blalock chipped in with a double and single, respectively.

Oklahoma Union 14, Commerce 2

The Cougars jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the second and never looked back.

Commerce cut the gap to 4-2 in its half of the second, but OU got one of the runs back in the third.

The Coogs broke the game open with a nine-run rally in the fourth, sending 13 batters to the plate. The inning started with a home run by Clint Morgan and ended with nine straight runners reaching base before the Tigers got the final out.

Commerce had only three hits in the game - singles by Trey Ratliffe, Luke Manning andTyler Maxville.

CHS stranded only five runners in the game, two coming in the fourth when Manning and Maxville got their hits.