Scappoose tops YC, but loses to 'Mooks Monday
by: Brenda Lohman GOOD BUNT–Scappoose’s Josh Ooley lays down a bunt during Friday’s non-league game with Wilson. Scappoose lost the contest, 5-4.

The Scappoose Indians dropped a notch in the Cowapa League race, posting a win over Yamhill-Carlton Wednesday, but dropping a 2-1 game to Tillamook on Monday.

In between, Scappoose got in a non-league encounter with Wilson, losing 5-4.

The league split, left Scappoose tied with Astoria, both at 4-2 in the league, but the Indians handed Astoria their two losses.

At Yamhill-Carlton, Scappoose struggled a bit at the plate with only seven hits, but they made the most of their chances in a 5-3 win. Yamhill-Carlton would have nine hits in the contest.

The Indians scored a lone run in the third inning, bringing home Will Sprute on an error. However, YC answered with its own run in the bottom of the inning to knot the score.

The Indians went ahead for good in the fourth when Kyle Durvin cranked out a three-run homer. They added one more in the fifth. Nathan Kranyak led Scappoose in hitting, going three for four on the day. Josh Ooley, Paul Revis, and Will Sprute had hits in addition to Durvin's homer.

The Indians went ahead with their last two runs in the top of the fifth. Updike reached first on a single, and Backus would send Updike home with a double. Kranyak then singled to score Updike. YC would come back to tie the game again, and then scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Blake Updike pitched the first six innings for Scappoose, giving up nine hits and three runs, but only two runs were earned. He had four strikeouts and walked just one. Will Sprute closed the game, not giving up a hit in the seventh and striking out one.

At Wilson, Scappoose scored two runs in the first inning. Revis walked, advanced on a single by Kody Backus, and scored on an error. Backus would score on a single by Durvin. Wilson tied up the game in the second and the third with two runs, one coming off a walk, single and an error and the other off two singles and a double.

No report on the 2-1 loss to Tillamook on Monday was available at press time.

Scappoose hosts Tillamook Wednesday and Seaside on Friday. They are at Seaside Monday and host Astoria Wednesday in the start of the last round.

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