MHC SOFTBALL - Centennial gets first hit and winning run in 8th inning
by: David Ball, Centennial pitcher Katie Walker tossed a shutout over Central Catholic on Friday.

PORTLAND - Centennial's softball team took a big step toward securing a state playoff berth with a 1-0 extra-inning win over first-place Central Catholic on Friday.

Katie Walker had a big game for the Eagles, producing the team's first hit with a double to left field to start the eighth inning. Chelsey Miller knocked a sacrifice fly into the grass to move pinch-runner Niki Misenhimer to third base, and with two outs Bailey Ritschard sent a bouncer through the middle to bring in the day's only run.

The Eagles had a few chances earlier in the game after drawing five walks and having four batters hit by pitches, but the team stranded runners at third base three times.

Look for the full story and MHC standings in the May 2 edition of The Outlook.

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