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Late rush lifts Barlow past Douglas 2-1

SOFTBALL - The Bruins score twice in the fifth inning for the win
by: David Ball, Barlow catcher Michele Owen tags out David Douglas runner Cassie Keller in a play at the plate in the fifth inning Wednesday. The Bruins won the game 2-1.

Barlow's softball team waited patiently for an opportunity to score and pounced quickly when that window opened during the Bruins' 2-1 win over David Douglas on Wednesday night.

After having two early scoring chances erased by double plays, the Bruins finally broke through for the winning runs in the fifth inning.

Andrea Bailey started the comeback by connecting for a two-out single and scoring when David Douglas bobbled the ball during the next at-bat. Teammate Jayme Simonis moved around to third base on the error and scored moments later when a low pitch bounced off home plate and rolled to the backstop.

'The game was on the line, and I didn't have time to second-guess myself,' Simonis said of her sprint home.

David Douglas put runners in scoring position in each of the first five innings, but managed only a 1-0 lead. The Scots managed only one base runner in the last two innings, and she was quickly eliminated on a double play by shortstop Bailey.

Look for extended game coverage in the Saturday, April 5, issue of The Outlook.

• In other MHC action, Centennial picked up its second league win by beating Central Catholic 2-1 at Delta Park, Gresham trounced Hood River 10-0 and Sandy blew out St. Mary's 11-1.