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Scappoose splits league baseball games with Banks

Indians lackluster in first meeting, play better in second
by: Brenda Lohman HURLER—Scappoose pitcher Blake Updike has been a big part of Scappoose's early success, both from the pitching rubber and at the plate.

The Scappoose Indians didn't have their best game of the season against Banks on Tuesday, but bounced back on Thursday to even the series.

Scappoose lost to the Braves, 3-1, in their first meeting, but topped them two days later, 5-0.

'We just came out lackluster,' Scappoose Coach Robert Medley said. 'We didn't play with a lot of emotion. Blake (Updike) threw well. We didn't get hits when we needed them. We made way too many mistakes and Banks is a good team.'

Both games were played in Banks, due to field conditions in Scappoose. The rubber game of the series will be played later on in Scappoose.

Banks got the early lead in the contest. Two errors, a single, and a sacrifice accounted for a run in the bottom of the second. A single, a double, and an error gave them two more in the second.

Scappoose got their first run in the sixth when Will Sprute singled, and Nathan Kranyak doubled. They added another run in the seventh and had two more runners in scoring position. Paul Revis led off the inning with single, advanced on an error, and scored on a single by Lionel Sandoval.

It was a little better in their 5-0 win over Banks on Thursday.

'We did hit the ball better, better contact,' Medley said. 'We didn't have as many hits, but we ran the bases well here, had some sacrifice bunts there, and manufactured some runs.

'Kody threw a four-hitter and had a solid defense behind him. We're playing very solid defensively.'

The Indians got their first run in the first when Updike walked and later scored on an error. In the fourth, Kranyak walked, advanced on an error and scored on a sacrifice fly. The Tribe put over two runs in the sixth. An error put Kyle Durvin on base, and Kranyak was hit by a pitch. They would later score on walks, passed balls, and a sacrifice. Updike reached base in the seventh on an error, and scored on a single by Durvin.

The win left Scappoose tied with Seaside and Banks for first in the Cowapa League. The Tribe is 8-2 on the season and ranked first in the Oregon School Activities Association power rankings.

Scappoose was to host Yamhill-Carlton on Tuesday and travel there on Thursday. They are at Tillamook next Monday.

Scores by innings:

April 10

Banks 3, Scappoose 2

Scappoose 000 001 1-2 8 4

Banks 012 000 x-3 6 1

Scappoose-Blake Updike and Nathan Kranyak; Banks-Devin Wycoff and Shea Rue.

April 12

Scappoose 5, and #8200;Banks 0

Scappoose 100 102 1-5 2 1

Banks 000 000 0-0 4 5

Scappoose-Kody Backus and Nathan Kranyak; Banks-n/a and Shea Rue.