Lady Indians flex power at the plate
- John Brewington
- South County Spotlight - Sports
Tribe scores 23 runs, but comes up with win in just one of four games
The Scappoose Lady Indians displayed some power in four games at The Dalles over spring break last week, but came home with just one victory.
The Tribe was missing their top pitcher (Cassie Foltz), and coach Dean Smith did a lot of line-up shuffling along the way.
'We actually played pretty well,' Smith said. 'Cassidy Hoglund, Leslie Hancock, Kara Kuiper, Cassie Galey, Lexi and #8200;Courtney, and a lot of others all played pretty well.'
Smith said he took 17 players to the tournament and everyone saw some action. Some of those will play mostly jayvee ball this spring, but the tournament gave them all a chance to compete.
'The only game I really wanted to win, not that we don't want to win every game, but the one we really set out to win was the Newberg game,' and #8200;Smith said.
He played a likey starting line-up in the contest, and got a superb performance from freshman pitcher Alex Raya. She gave up just two hits against 6A Newberg, and struck out three in a 5-0 shutout.
The games were the first of the season for the Tribe and despite the losses, only the first game was a blowout.
On Monday March 21, the Lady Indians fell to The Dalles-Wahtonka, a 5A team, in the first outing of the day, 19-8, but not without making a mark. They pounded out four homers in the contest. Shortstop Leslie Hancock had two of them, including a grand slam in the fifth inning, and was three for three on the day. She had a double in her first at bat. The Dalles put the game mostly on ice in the second inning. They would have two homers, including their own grand slam, on the day. Five Scappoose errors, four walks and three hit batters did little to help the Scappoose cause. Of note was the Tribe's Lexi Courtney who had a homer in her first varsity at bat. She actually walked earlier but that's not recorded as an at bat.
Scappoose had a lot better game the same day against 4A Madras, but still came away with a 7-5 loss. The Tribe led early as Rebecca Krupsky singled, Molly Reardon doubled and Hancock drove them both home with a double. Madras would move in front in the third with three runs and added two more in the fourth. They got an insurance run off a homer in the sixth. Hancock was three for four in the game with the double, and Krupsky two for four and two runs scored. The Lady Indians had eight hits in all, but struck out 10 times.
Scappoose picked up their first win of the season on Tuesday March 22, topping 6A Newberg, 5-0.
It was the game the Indians wanted most at The Dalles.
Hancock again led the way at the plate with hits in two of three at bats, including a double, a walk, and two runs scored. Krupsky was two for four.
The Lady Indians jumped in front with two first-inning runs. Hancock drove in one and scored on a single by Courtney. A single by Sophie Hart drove in Cassie Galey for a lone run in the fourth inning. In the fifth, a double by Hancock, an error that put Hoglund on base, a sacrifice by Courtney, and a single by Galey gave Scappoose their last two runs.
The last game of the tournament featured Scappoose and Valley Catholic. Scappoose led first in the contest. Valley Catholic took a one-run lead in the bottom of the inning, but Scappoose tied it in the third. The Lady Indians moved ahead with a run in the top of the sixth, but Valley Catholic scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth to put the game away. Three walks, two errors, a single, and a three run homer accounted for those runs.
Hancock walked and scored on an error for the Tribe's first run. Reardon reached base on an error, stole second and scored on another error to knot the score. Amara Templin singled, advanced, and scored on a single by Micaela Brooks for their last run.
Scappoose was slated to host Estacada in an endowment game on Tuesday. Cleveland is in town on Thursday, and the team travels to North Marion for a double header on Saturday. They go to Rainier on April 6.
Day 1-March 21
The Dalles 19, Scappoose 10
TDW 290 62-19 19 0
Scappoose 201 14-8 10 5
Chelan Guisher and Katherine Kramer; Cassidy Hoglund, Lacey Updike (2) and Rebecca Krupsky, Kennedy Bailey (2).
Madras 7, Scappoose 5
Madras 103 201 0-7 9 3
Scappoose 200 000 3-5 8 0
Jamie Moe and Joella Smith; Ashley Witt, Alex Raya (4) and Lexi Courtney, Rebecca Krupsky (4).
Day 2-March 22
Scappoose 5, Newberg 0
Scappoose 200 120 0-5 7 1
Newberg 000 000 0-0 2 1
Alex Raya and Rebecca Krupsky; Mikayla Kinnamon and Taylor Studeli.
Valley Catholic 8, Scappoose 3
Scappoose 101 001 0-3 6 3
V. Catholic 200 006 x-8 4 2
Cassidy Hoglund, Lacey Updike (5) and Kennedy Bailey; Molly Hoffman, Kindra Mills (6) and Hana Wright.