BASEBALL - Bruins' pitcher Jake Kopra gets Barlow out of trouble in the sixth

Ah, spring baseball at it's finest.

The Barlow baseball team sludged through intermittent showers, a muddy field and generally cold, nasty conditions to come away with a 7-6 win at Centennial on Monday, April 7.

'It's the way it is in Oregon,' Barlow coach Craig Webster said. 'Both teams have to deal with the same conditions. We just gotta play.'

Barlow overcame an early 3-0 deficit, moving in front 5-3 in the fourth inning on a two-run double by Jason Crandell and an RBI-single by Lee Shellar. The Bruins ran the lead to 7-4 before Centennial gave itself a chance on a two-run homer by Cam Glasser in the sixth inning.

The Eagles advanced the tying run to third base, but Barlow reliever Jake Kopra ended the threat with a strikeout and two infield pop-ups.

Centennial had one last chance in the seventh, but the tying run was tagged out at third base to end the game.

Look for extended game coverage in the Wednesday, April 9, issue of The Outlook.

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