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Indians win both ends of doubleheader with Baker on trip to run record to 4-1
by: John Brewington Blake Updike

The Scappoose Indians had barely practiced outside before taking off for five games on spring break-now they have a 4-1 record and are in third in the OSAA rankings.

Scappoose coach Robert Medley was just happy to get in some time on the dirt and didn't make too much out of the 4-1 record the Indians posted.

Scappoose beat Vale and Fruitland, Idaho, before losing a one-run game to La Grande in the Treasure Valley Invitational in Ontario. Two days later they capped the trip with a doubleheader win at Baker.

'The kids played well and played hard,' Medley said. Upon returning home, Scappoose was back in the gym practicing as water pooled on their two fields.

'We're nowhere near ready to play (on our field),' Medley said, 'We've only actually had infield on our field once before we played.'

Scappoose handled Baker pretty well in the opening game. Blake Updike went the distance on the mound, giving up just one hit, and striking out five. The only walk he gave up came in the first inning.

Scappoose started to find their bats along the way, too. Paul Revis lead off the game with a single, posted another one in the second inning, added a double later and reached base all four times, once on an error.

The Indians got on board in the bottom of the inning when Nolan Lohman and Josh Ooley each singled with two outs. A single by Revis would score one run, and Hunter Hoyt sent another run home.

The Tribe added four more runs in the fourth. Kyle Kramer walked, and after two outs, Ooley singled again. Revis then doubled to score two runs. A single put Hunter Hoyt on and he stole second. Nathan Kranyak then doubled the runners home.

The last run came in the seventh. Kramer singled and scored on a double by Lohman.

In the game Revis, Hoyt, and Lohman were each two for four. Revis had two RBIs and Hoyt one. Ooley was two for three.

The Indians would score just five runs in the second game, but with the shutout it was more than enough.

Scappoose sent six batters to the plate in the second inning but was unable to score. They made up for it in the third inning with three runs. Ooley reached base on a single and stole second. Revis followed with a single, moving Ooley to third, and Hoyt sacrificed him home. Kranyak then homered for two RBIs.

Scappoose had one more run in the fourth. Kramer would reach base on an error, was sacrificed to second, moved to third on a single by Lohman, and scored on another error.

The last run of the game came in the fifth when Updike doubled, advanced on a play at first and a fielder's choice and then scored on a single by Lohman.

Kody Backus pitched the first six innings of the game and Tyler Schillereff finished. Backus gave up eight hits, but struck out five, and had no walks, but one hit batter.

Scappoose was supposed to host Astoria on Tuesday to open league play, but wet weather conditions made that game seem very unlikely. Medley said they would need several days of dry weather to make the field playable.

Score by innings:

Scappoose 7, Baker 1

Scappoose 020 400 1-7 11 1

Baker 000 100 0-1 1 2

Blake Updike and Nathan Kranyak; Sam Averett and Mason Cline.

Scappoose 5, Baker 0

Scappoose 003 101 0-5 8 0

Baker 000 000 0-0 2 2

Kody Backus, Tyler Schillereff and Kranyak, Albert Bernal; N/A.

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