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by: THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Barlows Chris Trimble returns safely to first base, while Tualatins Danny Williams makes the catch on a pick-off attempt during Thursdays game. Barlow scored in three straight innings down the stretch, but it wasn’t enough to put together a comeback during a 10-4 loss on the opening day of a Futures tournament hosted by the school last weekend.

The Tualatin Dawgs broke out to a 7-1 lead midway through the game with a four-run spurt in the fourth inning, helped along with doubles by Chris Fishback and Danny Williams.

Barlow tried to answer by pushing across one run in each of the next three innings, but the single notches weren’t enough to make a dent.

The highlight came with two outs in the fifth inning when Chris Trimble got on base after taking a pitch in the elbow. Teammate Mark Burnham followed with a double that bounced to the center-field fence. Trimble raced around the bases and slid home well ahead of the throw.

Tualatin answered with two runs in the top of the sixth, powered by J.C. Jackson who drilled the first pitch of the inning into center field for a double.

The Dawgs threatened to end the game on the mercy rule after extending to a 10-4 lead with the bases loaded in the seventh inning. But Trimble tracked down back-to-back catches in shallow center field to keep the scoreboard frozen.

The Royals put two runners on during their last at-bats, but Tualatin’s Nathan Senger ended the game with a catch in deep right field.

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