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Lady Indians pummel Tillamook with 22 runs

Lady Indians happy about win and look forward to playing Banks Friday


Scappoose coach Steve Hoglund tried to hold back the Tribe a bit, but didn’t think it would help them on Tuesday in a 22-1 win at Tillamook.

Scappoose took a 6-0 lead over the ‘Mooks in the first two innings, and then pushed seven more runs across in the third inning. The Lady Indians did back off a bit in the fourth inning, but couldn’t contain themselves in the fifth.by: JOHN BREWINGTON - Scappoose's Lacey Updike gave it a good shot in the rain against Grant last Friday, but the game was called with the Lady Indians leading the 6A squad, 5-4.

Leading the way for Scappoose was Lexi Courtney with two homers, including a grand slam that hit the centerfield scoreboard in the last inning. She was three for four on the day, had a walk, reached base five times, and scored five times.

The Tribe has had some problems scoring runs in their early games, but they unleashed a shock and awe fusillade this time around.

Lacey Updike, Cassidy Hoglund, and Kendal Bailey each had two hits in the game. Avery Jones, Allison Wedgworth, and Shelbie Butler each had lone hits. Tillamook hit two batters and walked five. They also committed seven errors.

The Lady Indians went into the contest a little worried, Tillamook had been ranked No. 1 in the 4A ranks under the OSAA power ranking system. With the loss, they are now in 12th. Scappoose, which started low in the rankings has now risen to 6th.

The Lady Indians are now 4-6 on the season, and 1-0 in league play. Banks and Astoria are also 1-0.

That will change this Friday for at least one of them when the Tribe takes on league rival Banks. The Lady Braves are 9-2 on the season and ranked first in the state, just ahead of 9-2 Gladstone. Scappoose lost to the Glads in their season opener, 3-1.

Friday’s game is a doubleheader, starting at 4 p.m. The only team they have in common is 3A Rainier. Scappoose lost to Rainier, 2-1, while Banks lost the first game of a doubleheader, 6-1, but beat the Columbians 6-2 in the nightcap.

Coaches were prepping the field to perfection on Wednesday and the Lady Indians were warming up. Most of them had a mouthful of sunflower seeds and indicated they were ready to play.

The two teams will also meet in a single game on April 30.