David Douglas scores early to upset No. 4 Barlow
SOFTBALL - Katie Thompson scores the game's only run in the first inning.
David Douglas shocked No. 4-ranked Barlow with a 1-0 home win Thursday that ended the Bruins bid for a perfect season.
The Scots scored the game's only run in the first inning when Katie Thompson hit the first pitch she saw over the outstretched glove of Barlow's second baseman. She scored several batters later when Cassie Keller connected for a soft hit that had just enough power get over the top of Barlow's shortstop.
The Bruins tried to answer in the second inning by putting their first two runners on base. But they were frozen in place, as Scots' pitcher Amy Greenough erased the threat with three straight strikeouts, sending the final batter to the dugout looking.
'She did a really nice job getting big strikeouts in key situations,' Scots' coach Staci Heath said.
Barlow (10-1) remains in control of its own destiny with a two-game lead over second-place Central Catholic, while David Douglas (7-5) enhanced its playoff chances with the upset victory.
Look for extended game coverage in the Saturday, May 3, issue of The Outlook.