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Indians drop league baseball games to YC, Tillamook

Tribe comes up a run short in two league games


by: JOHN BREWINGTON - Scappoose got the benefit of the doubt on this call at first, but the Tribe's Steven Johnson doesn't quite have the ball as Tillamook's Eddie Barajas touches first.The Scappoose Indians dropped a couple notches in the Cowapa League race last week with losses to Yamhill-Carlton and Tillamook.

The Indians beat YC in their first meeting last week, but came up a run short in their second outing on Thursday, an 8-7 loss.

Yamhill had taken advantage of three straight walks, a single, an error, and a double to push five runs over for an 8-5 lead.

Scappoose had lead after four with three runs in the fourth. Hunter Hoyt drove in two of those with a double.

The Indians didn’t quit, scoring two in the seventh and had the tying and winning runs n base when the last out was made. Robby Backus was hit by a pitch, Steven Johnson singled, advanced and then scored on a play at first. Wade Nelson’s single drove in the last run.

Tillamook scored all three of their runs in the thirdby: JOHN BREWINGTON - Owen Fortney was ont he mound for Scappoose during their game with Yamhill-Carlton last week. inning at Scappoose and that was all they would need in the 2-1 win. An error, a single and two doubles would account for those runs.

The Indians got two runs in the sixth off a double by Anthony Bernal, a single by Will Sprute, and a single by Steven Johnson. The Indians couldn’t capitalize on a double by Sam Margheim, and a single byHunter Hoyt in the seventh.

Scappoose was at Tillamook on Thursday, travels to Seaside this Monday, and hosts the Gulls on Wednesday.by: JOHN BREWINGTON - That was close. Scappoose's Will Sprute backs off a pitch just a little too close to his head during game with YC.