Indians in thick of baseball race
Tribe loses second outing with Banks; tops Yamhill
Scappoose baseball coach Robert Medley has said its going to be a five-team league race this season and its shaping up to be just that.
With three games played in the Cowapa League, the Indians and three others teamsSeaside, Astoria, and Banksare tied for first place in the league with 3-1 records. Tillamook is just a game back.
Scappoose lost to Banks in their second meeting of the week last Friday. They got back on the winning track Tuesday with a 3-2 win over Yamhill-Carlton.
Banks built up a lead over the first six innings and Scappoose wasnt able to get on board until the seventh inning.
Banks scored one run in the third off two errors, two in the fourth off a walk, a double and an error, and three in the sixth inning off a single, walk, and two errors.
In the seventh, the Indians made a serious run at the Braves. Jake Ford led off with a walk, and Sam Margheim followed with a single. A single by Kyle Durvin would send one run home, and a single by Will Sprute would score another. An error scored one more, and Wade Nelson came off the bench to score two more with a single.
Kyle Durvin threw most of the game for Scappoose with Owen Fortney relieving in the seventh.
It was an even tighter, low scoring game at Yamhill-Carlton on Tuesday, but this time the Indians came out on top.
The Indians had a slim early lead in the contest, but YC tied it in the third. The Indians went ahead in the fourth, but the Tigers tied it again in the bottom of the frame. Scappoose got the winning run in the fifth.
The Tribe got their first run when Hunter Hoyt singled, advanced on a balk, and scored on a single by Anthony Bernal.
YC would tie the contest with a double, and a sacrifice in the third inning.
The Indians went ahead in the fourth when Sprute doubled, went to second on a wild pitch, and scored on a play at first.
Yamhill-Carlton again tied the game in the bottom of the fourth with another double and a sacrifice to center.
Durvin would score the winning run in the fifth inning. He doubled, advanced on a single by Bernal, and scored on a sac fly to left from Sprute.
Sprute pitched the entire game for Scappoose, giving up just five hits and striking out seven. He walked three in the game.
The Tribe was to host Yamhill-Carlton on Thursday and Tillamook on Tuesday, April 16. They are at Tillamook on Thursday, April 18.