David Douglas earns mercy-rule win over Beaverton
|David Douglas Scots|
|Beaverton Beavers ... 5 innings|
The David Douglas softball team started the runs flowing in the first inning and washed away Beaverton 14-1 in five innings Wednesday.
The Scots saw their first four hitters reach base — Lindsey Keller beating out an infield single, Lilly Center on a bunt down the third-base side, Bailey Haga with a two-run triple that whizzed past a glove at third base and finally with Shayla Slossar smacking a ball through the middle for an RBI-single.
Beaverton would commit errors on three consecutive at-bats later in the inning to see the Scots' lead expand to 6-0.
David Douglas got the bats going again for another six-spot in the third inning, started by Sarah Henry's triple to center field. Haga would smack a two-run double to left field later in the inning.
All nine Scots in the lineup came up with a hit. The team's top four hitters combined to go 7-for-13 (.538) and scored seven runs.
Jordan Maxwell came up with a home run to lead off the fourth inning. She also pitched all five innings, striking out eight.
David Douglas improved to 2-1 with the win, as all nine Mount Hood Conference teams sit at .500 or better at mid-week.
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This story is slated for our Friday, March 22, print edition.