Indians top Vale, Fruitland, lose by one to La Grande
The Scappoose Indians opened their season over spring break with a second-place finish in the Treasure Valley Invitational in Ontario and Fruitland, Idaho.
Scappoose beat Vale in the first round, 6-4, showing their lack of field time this spring with several early errors. They settled down to hold on to the win.
Four walks and an error allowed Scappoose to score three runs in the third inning. In the sixth, a single by Josh Ooley, and a walk to Paul Revis put two runners on base. Nathan Kranyak then singled to score one, and another run came home on a sacrifice by Kyle Durvin.
Against Fruitland, Scappoose was facing the defending Idaho state champion. Fruitland got on base first and held a 2-1 lead going into the bottom of the sixth. The Tribe rallied with five runs for the victory. Four walks, a hit batter, and a single by Kranyak contributed to the Tribe scoring.
The game with La Grande was a slugfest. La Grande got off to an early lead with five runs off five hits. Scappoose would answer with two in the first and two in the second. Kody Backus, Durvin, Revis, Hunter Hoyt, Kranyak and Nolan Lohman all had hits over the first two innings for Scappoose.
La Grande moved ahead with a run in the third, but Scappoose took the lead with four runs in the fourth. Kranyak had a two-out homer, Durvin a single, and Kyle Kramer a double. La Grande responded with four runs of their own off three walks and two singles. That ended the scoring in the contest.
Score by innings:
Treasure Valley Invitational
Scappoose 6, Vale 4
Scappoose 013 002 0-6 4 4
Vale 130 000 0-4 6 4
Kody Backus, Will Sprute (4) and Nathan Kranyak; n/a
Scappoose 6, Fruitland (Idaho) 2
Fruitland 100 010 0-2 5 2
Scappoose 001 005 x-6 4 2
Blake Updike and Nathan Kranyak; Alvarado and Weber.
La Grande 10, Scappoose 9
Scappoose 230 400 0-9 10 1
La Grande 501 400 x-10 9 2
Kyle Kramer and Nathan Kranyak; White and Arnoldus