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Cardinals keep bats alive to win wild one

THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Corbetts Bethany Woodard charges in from first base to protect against a bunt during Thursdays home sweep over Madras.

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CORBETT — Corbett's softball team couldn't be stopped Thursday night on its way to a doubleheader sweep over Madras to start the Tri-Valley schedule.

The Cardinals scored in every inning during Game 2's slugfest, but found themselves locked into a 9-9 tie when Madras put up a four-spot in the fifth inning. With the fading sun threatening to cut the game short, Corbett responded in a hurry.

The Cardinals put their first five batters on base in the bottom of the fifth, and put the game out of reach when Brooklyn Detherage hit a two-run homer that cleared the left-field fence in a hurry.

Corbett retired the side in order the next time Madras came to the plate to seal the 17-10 win. The Cardinals have scored in double figures six times, but Thursday's outburst was its largest of the season.

The Cardinals won the opening game 4-3.

Corbett (11-1) moved to No. 6 in the 4A OSAA rankings, heading into next week's two-game set against Molalla (1-6).

Look for expanded coverage in the Tuesday, April 14, print edition.

View a photo gallery from Game 2 at daveball.exposuremanager.com.


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