OIBA BASEBALL - Rex Putnam tags Royals with an 8-5 loss in the elimination bracket
BEAVERTON - Barlow couldn't turn off the spout Wednesday, as Lake Oswego pitcher Will Waterman tossed a one-hitter to lead the Lakers to a 6-0 win in the opening round of the OIBA championship tournament.
The Royals put two runners on with an error and a walk in the first inning before a ground ball ended the threat. Barlow went down the in order the next innings before Cam Pernich came up with the team's only hit in the fourth inning. A Waterman strikeout left him stranded at second.
Meanwhile, Lake Oswego gradually built a 3-0 lead when Harrison Ramey and Sam Lee hit back-to-back doubles to center field in the third inning.
The Lakers put the game out of reach with three runs in the sixth, highlighted by Tyler Campbell's two-run double that bounced to the center-field wall.
The Royals went down in order through the last two innings with Waterman picking up strikeouts No. 8 and No. 9 to finish the game.
Barlow was eliminated from contention Thursday with an 8-5 loss to Rex Putnam. The tournament title game is set for 4 p.m. Sunday at Sunset.
Look for extended coverage of the Royals' first-round game in the July 30 edition of The Outlook.