Bruins post shutout during opening round
DELTA PARK Third base had been swallowing up runners all day, but Barlows Nisha Khatewoda escaped that fate in the late stages of play to produce the games 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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