Homer hands Bruins heart break
6A SOFTBALL - Oregon City puts up three runs in the second inning to gain control
One swing of the bat ended Barlow season Monday during a 2-0 loss to West Salem in the first round of the OSAA 6A state playoffs.
Deadlocked in a scoreless battle that seemed destined for extra innings, the visiting Titans put a quick end to those thoughts when Taylor Castro stepped into the batter's box to lead off the seventh inning.
A loud ting could be heard among a large crowd gathered behind the backstop, and there was no doubt about where this ball would land as it sailed high over the center-field fence for a monstrous home run.
The Titans added two more singles with Allina Haven scoring an insurance run on a Barlow throwing error.
Barlow had no answer in the bottom of the seventh, capping a stretch that saw 11 straight batters go down.
• In other first round games...
Canby 7, Central Catholic 0
Crater 3, David Douglas 0
Thurston 5, Centennial 3
Look for extended game coverage in the May 25 edition of The Outlook.