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Gophers shut out Douglas, stay in hunt

THE OUTLOOK: PARKER LEE - Greshams Brittani Compton fires a throw across the infield over the top of ducking pitcher Shianne Smith in the Gophers 3-0 win over David Douglas on Monday.

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Dosjanee McCloyn drove in two runs and Shianne Smith struck out 11 as the Gresham softball team shut out David Douglas 3-0 on Monday to stay alive in the Mount Hood Conference playoff chase.

McCloyn came up in the fourth inning of a scoreless game, but quickly broke the scoring drought. After fouling off a handful of pitches down both lines, McCloyn straightened one out and lifted a skyscraping fly ball over the center-field fence for a solo home run.

Gresham’s win helped create a jumbled picture in the Mount Hood Conference playoff chase with the Gophers tied with Central Catholic and Barlow for third place entering last night’s regular-season finales. Two of those teams will earn automatic playoff spots, while the third will fall into a qualifier game.

Look for expanded game coverage in the Friday, May 13, print edition.