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Bruins post shutout during opening round

THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Barlows Katie Ostgarden looks to out run an infield hit during Mondays 1-0 playoff win over Roosevelt.



6A SOFTBALL
First-round playoff

Team Score
Barlow
1
Roosevelt
0


DELTA PARK — Third base had been swallowing up runners all day, but Barlow’s Nisha Khatewoda escaped that fate in the late stages of play to produce the game’s only run in a 1-0 first-round playoff win over Roosevelt on Monday.

Barlow produced the game's only run in the fifth inning when Jamiesen Jette hit a double to the fence in center field. McKenzie Pierce hit the next pitch into right field, sending pinch-runner Khatewoda into motion. She rounded third base in a flash and scored standing up without a challenge.

Rian Snowadski singled in the next at-bat to make it three hits in a row for the Bruins, who had a chance to break the game open only to see a ground ball find shortstop Jordan Imes to strand runners at second and third for the third time in the game.

Barlow left 10 runners total — nine of those stranded in scoring position.

Anna Mills earned a walk to start the seventh, but would get stuck at second base. Jette struck out the next batter. Meagan Bratcher, who formed a brick wall on the left side all day, did the rest by scooping back-to-back grounders out of the dirt.

The Bruins saw their season end in the second round with a 7-3 loss to No. 5-ranked Glencoe.


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Look for expanded game coverage in our May 27, print edition.