Barlow gets past Tualatin in elimination game
The Royals see their summer season end with a loss to Jesuit
OREGON CITY The Barlow Royals faced a long journey through the elimination bracket, needing six straight wins to gain a berth in this weekends OIBA summer championship game. Barlow took that first step Wednesday morning overcoming an early deficit to claim a 10-3 win over Tualatin.
The Royals moved into the lead in the fifth inning when Alex Richards cleared the bases with a triple that bounced to the fence. He came home on a wild pitch moments later to put Barlow up 5-2.
The team put the game out of reach with a five-run tally in the seventh inning four of those runs coming across on wild pitches.
Barlow dropped out of the tournament with a 2-1 loss to Jesuit on Thursday and suffered another narrow 4-3 loss to McMinnville in its opening game.
Look for extended tournament coverage in the Friday, July 26, print edition.
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