Fourth-ranked Scappoose softball axes Astoria
Indians' shutout streak reaches 16 innings
The Indians' shutout streak is 16 innings and counting.
Astoria was the fourth-ranked Tribe's latest victim in a 15-0, five-inning affair on Tuesday in Scappoose.
Kendal Bailey two-hit the No. 9 Fishermen (12-7 overall, 6-4 Cowapa League) through five innings, walked two batters and struck out 11.
Scappoose (16-4, 8-2) has allowed 43 runs, third-best in the state behind second-ranked Banks (41) and fifth-ranked Elmira (27).
Sage Harrison unleashed two home runs and five RBIs for the Tribe on Tuesday, and Hannah Galey launched a pitch over the fence and drove in three runs in all.
Astoria senior Libby Dibartolomeo lasted 2.1 innings on 15 hits and 15 earned runs.
Scappoose, which also beat the Fishermen 20-0 and 4-1 on April 15 in Astoria, has won all of the last nine meetings by an average of 11.33 runs.
Even after beating visiting Valley Catholic 11-0 in Monday's opener and 27-0 in the nightcap, the Indians are third in runs per game (10.9) behind Elmira (12) and seventh-ranked Henley (14.4).
Gabie Kreuger's seven RBIs helped Scappoose (15-4, 7-2) score 10 second-inning runs in the closer. Galey sent two pitches over the fence on the way to five RBIs as Harrison belted another and came away with two RBIs.
Valiants freshman Zoe Burridge went four innings for the Valiants (6-13, 0-10) against 27 hits, 27 runs 17 earned and two strikeouts.
Galey went yard twice and drove in five runs. Harrison homered and ended up with three RBIs.
Nicole Dougherty held Valley Catholic hitless through five innings and struck out six.
In the opener, Kreuger, Bailey, Galey, Dougherty and Taylor Johnson all drove in two runs.
Bailey threw five innings for two hits, two walks and four strikeouts.
Senior Molly Danielson went four innings for the Valiants (6-12, 0-9) for seven hits, 11 runs seven earned 11 walks and a strikeout.
The Indians, who also beat Valley Catholic 23-2 on April 12 in Beaverton, have won each of the last six meetings by an average of 15.5 runs since the Valiants moved up from Class 3A last season.
Galey leads Scappoose thus far with 42 RBIs and 32 runs scored.
Bailey is 10-2 through 80.2 innings with 65 hits, 34 runs 15 earned 32 walks, 93 strikeouts and a 1.302 earned run average.
Scappoose, with eight shutouts in its first 20 games, has beaten top-ranked back-to-back defending state champion McLoughlin (Milton-Freewater) and Class 3As second-ranked Rainier and top-ranked defending champion Dayton.
The Indians, winners of four in a row by an average of 15.8 runs, are scheduled to enter a 3:30 p.m. doubleheader on Friday in Tillamook.
Scappoose 11, Valley Catholic 0 (5 innings)
VC 000 00 0 2 3
S 206 3x 11 7 1
RBIs S: Gabie Kreuger 2, Kendal Bailey 2, Taylor Johnson 2, Hannah Galey 2, Nicole Dougherty 2.
Scappoose 27, Valley Catholic 0 (5 innings)
VC 000 00 0 0 11
S 7(10)5 5x 27 27 1
2B S: Gabie Kreuger 4, Allyah Cates, Sage Harrison, Jessie Dykes. 3B S: Nicole Lukinbeal, Hannah Galey. HR S: Galey 2, Harrison. RBIs S: Kreuger 7, Galey 5, Harrison 3, Lukinbeal 2, Dykes 2, Ashley MacInnis, Kendal Bailey, Peyton Fisher.
Scappoose 15, Astoria 0 (5 innings)
A 000 00 0 2 0
S 555 0 x 15 16 0
2B S: Hannah Galey, Kendal Bailey, Nicole Dougherty, Jessie Dykes. HR S: Sage Harrison 2, Galey. RBIs S: Harrison 5, Galey 3, Dougherty 2, Gabie Kreuger 2, Ashley MacInnis, Bailey.JW_DISQUS_ADD_A_COMMENT