The double-header games will be played this Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 12:15 p.m. at Bringhurst Ballpark in Alexandria.
“This is going to be fun to play in,” said Blair, 18.
Though he had yet to acquire them when the selection process started in mid-March, Blair accumulated an impressive resume of statistics for the 2012 baseball season.
In addition to batting at a .417 clip on the year, Blair went 31-of-33 in the stolen base department.
He hit six doubles, a triple and five home runs while driving in 26 runs and scoring 36 runs for the Eagles.
He also fielded his second-base position at .919 for the year.
Blair is the son of Howard Landry and Mia Cheek, both of Abbeville.
Howard and Blair have kept a running tally of high school baseball accomplishments. According to Howard, a member of the Abbeville Athletic Hall of Fame, Blair is only up on him in one category: All-Acadiana.
“Because of the All-Acadiana, he’s got me,” Howard said.
Blair said that was fine by him.
“It feels pretty good,” he said with a chuckle.
This year, Blair has received 8-1A All-District MVP, first-team All-Acadiana and first-team All-Parish honors.
Another interesting note is that Howard played at Bringhurst field while a member of the 1984 Abbeville Wildcats state-runner- up team.
“We lost to Pineville 6-0,” said Howard, still wincing from the sting of the loss. “I went back 25 years later when VC played Mamou.”
Blair said he is similarly upset at the Eagles’ quarterfinal loss to Central Catholic this season.
“Losing to Central Catholic in the quarter finals and not fulfilling a dream that I have had since I was just a little boy - winning a State Title - was the worst,” he said.
And the best thing about his senior campaign.
“At the end of the day, I loved playing with guys that I’ve played with since I was old enough to even know what baseball was” he said. “That’s what really matters most: just having fun with all of those guys.”
He said he is happy to be capping off his high school athletic career with the rarefied honor of an All-Star appearance.
Blair has been playing baseball since he was four. In addition to his father, he claimed his mother as a driving force in his baseball career.
“She has always been my number-one fan. She has been on the sidelines since the day I started playing, and has very rarely missed any of my games,” he said. “She has always been there to support me through the good times and bad, just like my dad.”
Blair Landry is the only Vermilion Parish baseball player to play on the 2012 All-Star squad and one of four from Acadiana.