Lady Indians easily down Seaside, but fall to Yamhill-Carlton
Tribe drops to 18th in the standings
The Scappoose Lady Indians found Seaside an easy mark last Friday, cruising to 15-5 and 23-5 wins, but fell short Tuesday in a narrow 3-2 loss to Yamhill-Carlton.
After the loss, Scappoose dropped four notches in the Oregon School Activities Association rankings and may have to be on the road May 17 in a play-in game. They were 14th after the wins against Seaside, but dropped to 18th with the loss to YC.
Seaside did put a bit of a scare into Scappoose at the outset of the doubleheader. After holding the Tribe, the Gulls had two first-inning homers and put four runs across the plate. The Lady Indians pared the margin with two runs in the second from Jessie Dykes and Kendal Bailey. Seaside had another homer in the second and that prompted a pitching change. The Tribe controlled the game from that point on. Lexi Courtney singled, advanced and would score in the third, and then the Lady Indians put the game away with an eight-run fourth inning. They had five hits from Sophie Hart, Cassidy Hoglund, Courtney, Bailey and Ashley MacInnis. Courtney tripled and scored in the fifth and the Lady Indians made it a 10-run game with three runs in the sixth. MacInnis and Hoglund had hits in that inning.
Both MacInnis and Courtney were three for four in the game.
The second game was a bit smoother for Scappoose, but they didnt get enough runs to end it early. The Tribe scored the first three runs in the first, added one in the second, four in the fourth, five in the sixth, and then added 10 in the seventh. Seaside got five runs off two walks, a hit and three errors.
Leading hitter for Scappoose was Courtney who was four for five, including a homer, was hit by a pitch, and scored four times. Lacey Updike was four for six, also scoring four times. MacInnis also had a seventh-inning homer.
Scappoose overcame a slim 2-1 Yamhill-Carlton lead in the sixth off Cassidy Hoglund homer, but YC would get a lone run in the seventh to pull off the win.
YC had scored two runs in the first inning off a single, triple, and a double, but the Tribe held them at bay until the seventh. A single, an error, and a single gave them the winning run.
Scappoose had pulled within one in the fourth when Lexi Courtney dobuled and scored off a single by Avery Jones. She advanced to third before the last out was made. The Indians had just three hits in the game. They did threaten in the bottom of the seventh with two walks but left them stranded on base with for the last two outs.
The two wins and the loss left Scappoose third in the league, three games behind Yamhill-Carlton. The Lady Tigers, like Scappoose, had lost all three games to No. 1-ranked Banks. The difference was that they beat Scappoose twice in an earlier doubleheader and then on Tuesday. Scappoose finishes up the season Friday with a home doubleheader against last-place Astoria. Yamhill-Carlton is at Seaside.