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Softball: Scappoose takes down No. 2 Banks

The Indians jumped on top early and cruised to a 7-1 victory over Banks on Tuesday


The Indians took full advantage of a reeling Banks team, thumping the two-time defending champion Braves 7-1 and handing Banks their third straight loss.

It was a far cry from the pair of meetings earlier this season in which Banks blew out Scappoose 18-5 in a doubleheader. In those meetings, the Indians committed more than their fair share of errors: 13 in two games.

Against Banks on Tuesday, Scappoose finally showed what could happen when they played a clean game. The Indians had only one error, jumping on a fantastic pitching performance from sophomore Kendall Bailey, who struck out seven batters and walked four, allowing just four hits in the victory.

And this time, Banks was helpless to cool the Tribe's bats. After taking a 1-0 lead in the first frame off an error at first base and holding their narrow edge through four innings, Scappoose opened up the floodgates.

Senior Lexi Courtney got the party started in the fifth, hitting a double to left field to score Jessie Dykes and push Nicole Lukinbeal to third. Ashley MacInnis ripped and RBI single to right field to score Lukinbeal a few minutes later, loading the bases with Courtney and Sage Harrison each in scoring position. A walk of Bailey scored Courtney, and a sacrifice fly from Mary Jane Reser brought Harrison home, putting the home nine up five on one of the best defensive teams in the state.

Banks finally cracked the scorebook in the top of the sixth, but the run, which was scored on the lone Indian error of the game, was too little and far too late. The Indians found another pair down the stretch, sealing the deal and sending No. 2 Banks back home.

SUMMARY

Scappoose 7, Banks 1

Scappoose High School

BANK 000 001 0 – 1 4 3

SCAP 100 041 x – 6 7 1

Scappoose

Hits (7): Updike 2, Lukinbeal, Courtney 2, MacInnis, Reser

RBIs (5): Courtney 2, MacInnis, Bailey, Reser

Runs (7): Updike 2, Dykes, Lukinbeal, Courtney, Harrison