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Lady Indians pummel Astoria to get back in hunt


Softball team still in third place in Cowapa League after win

The Scappoose Lady Indians took over third place in the Cowapa League by themselves on Tuesday with a 12-2 victory at Astoria.

The game was close for the first three innings, but Scappoose opened it up with 10 runs over the last four frames.

The Lady Indians got their first run in the top of the first when Sophie Hart singled and scored on a single with an error that put Cassidy Hoglund on third.

The Tribe added another run in the second off a single by Allison Wedgworth, and subsequent singles from Kendal Bailey and Ashley MacInnis.

A single, walk, and a single would allow Astoria to tie up the game in the bottom of the third.

The Lady Indians broke the tie in the fourth and never trailed again. Singles from Jessie Dykes, MacInnis, and Lacey Updike sent in two runs. Scappoose added three more in the fifth when Wedgworth and Bailey singled, MacInnis followed with a double, and Updike doubled.

Lexi Courtney scored a lone run in the sixth, reaching base on an error and going home on a double by Bailey.

The Tribe scored four more in the sixth inning off singles by Hart and Courtney, two fielder’s choices that went awry, and an error.

The Tribe is in third, a game ahead of Astoria and Seaside, but three games back of second-place Yamhill-Carlton. They host Tillamook on Friday. They spanked the Cheesemakers 22-1 in five innings in their last meeting.