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Bruins fall behind early, drop game to top-ranked Clackamas for their third straight loss.

The Barlow High School boys' varsity baseball team took a tough loss against the undefeated Clackamas High School team on Saturday, April 16, losing 9-4.

The Cavaliers came out swinging, bringing in six runs in first inning. They added to their lead in the second making it a seven to zero entering the fourth.

"The start of the game didn't quit go the way we wanted to," said Barlow head coach Brady Burdick. "We made uncharacteristic mistakes and gave them the opportunities, which they did a good job capitalizing on."

On the mound for the Bruins was senior Luke Anderson. Despite a rough first inning, Anderson was able to control his pitching and play through six innings.

"I was really impressed with Luke. He used to be a starter on our staff … he's working to get back there and today was a really good step in that direction," Burdick said. "He commanded the low part of the strike zone, which on turf is really nice because it creates a lot of ground balls. His breaking ball is his best pitch and he showed that off today."

Luke handed over pitching responsibilities to Zach Maynard, who played a clean seventh inning, allowing one hit and no runs. PMG PHOTO: ANGEL ROSAS  - Balow High School sophmore Alex Lopez looking for an elusive hit against a strong Clackamas pitching staff.

The Bruin's bats have been quiet in recent games and their matchup against Clackamas proved that again. The Barlow boys were only able to salvage one run against the Cavaliers' pitcher through the first six innings. In the seventh, hits from Ethan Hendrix, Ransom Lorenzen, Yamato Uptegrove and Tyson Roupp put three more runs on the board. However, the effort was too little, too late, and the Cavaliers took the win 9-4.

Barlow High School drops to 2-3 record in league play with the loss. The Bruins hope to break up their losing streak as they welcome David Douglas on Thursday, April 21, at Barlow High School.

The Cavaliers continue their campaign as they head to Gresham High School to take on the Gophers on Tuesday, April 26.


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