Softball: Indians dominate Tillamook, sweep doubleheader
Scappoose gets complete-game victories from sophomore Kendall Bailey and freshman Julia Ferguson
Scappoose took full advantage of a break in their brutal Cowapa League schedule, blowing out Tillamook 8-0 and 16-4 for their second and third consecutive wins in league play.
Fridays doubleheader also brought about the first shutout for the Indians since the second game of the season, a 22-0 win over Molalla. In that game, Kendall Bailey, Mary Jane Reser and freshman Julia Ferguson combined for the shutout. Against Tillamook, Bailey handled things all on her own.
In the first game, the Cheesemakers threatened only once. Bailey gave up two of her three hits in the second inning, a single to right field and a double to center field, and had a runner on second and third, looking to tie things up.
Scappoose shut things down, thanks to a quick defensive play from catcher Lexi Courtney to nab a fly ball near home plate, but she had plenty more to contribute. In the top of the fourth, Courtney homered to center field, also scoring Nicole Lukinbeal to put the Indians on top by four. She knocked in another pair of runs in the top of the fifth on a double to left field, and scored the final run of the game on a single from Sage Harrison in the top of the seventh.
Courtney led on offense with five of the eight RBIs for the Indians in the 8-0 victory.
Bailey finished with eight strikeouts and no walks in the contest, setting the stage for Ferguson to take over in the second leg of the double header.
The second game made the first legs offensive output look like a pop-gun. Scappoose had nine runs by the time the top of the first inning was through, thanks to four errors, and a pair of scores on wild pitches.
That took all the pressure off of Ferguson, who struck out five batters and finished with a one-hit blowout of Tillamook. Jessie Dykes led on offense with 3 RBIs, while Lacey Updike and Ferguson each had two.
The competition level, though, is about to go through the roof. Top-ranked Banks is set to visit the Indians at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, a contest which could decide where Scappoose falls in the 2014 playoff race.
Scappoose 16, Tillamook 4
SCAP 904 30 - 16 13 4
TILL 002 11 - 4 1 7
Hits (13): Updike 3, Butler, Dykes, Bailey, Courtney 2, Harrison 2, Ferguson 2
RBIs (10): Shelbie Butler, Jessie Dykes 3, Lexi Courtney, Lacey Updike 2, Julia Ferguson 2, Sage Harrison
Runs (16): Updike 2, Butler, Dykes 3, MacInnis, Lukinbeal 3, Courtney 3, Harrison, Schlosser Ferguson
Scappoose 8, Tillamook 0
SCAP 200 230 1 - 8 12 1
TILL 000 000 0 - 0 3 1
Hits (12): Updike 2, MacInnis, Dykes 2, Lukinbeal, Courtney 3, Harrison, Bailey, Reser
RBIs (8): Jessie Dykes, Lexi Courtney 5, Nicole Lukinbeal, Sage Harrison
Runs (8): Updike 2, Dykes 2, Lukinbeal 2, Courtney 2