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Travis' twin RBIs can't save No. 17 Scappoose in Class 4A baseball play-in at 11th-ranked Newport

Freshman drives in two runs and scores in 8-4 loss at Frank Wade Field

PHOTO CREDIT: WILLIAM ROBERT SMITH - Indians senior Hunter Holmason approaches third base in No. 17 Scappoose's 8-4 Class 4A play-in loss to 11th-ranked host Newport on Thursday, May 18, at Frank Wade Field.PHOTO CREDIT: ROBERT W. SMITH - Indians junior Carson Witt eyes the next base.The No. 17 Indians trailed 5-4 through four innings of their Class 4A state play-in game on Thursday, May 18, at Frank Wade Field in Newport, but the 11th-ranked Cubs, despite Logan Travis' two runs batted in and a score, got the better of Scappoose for three sixth-inning runs to seal an 8-4 win.

Hunter Holmason landed an RBI and came home once for the Tribe (13-11 overall), Quinn Searle batted a runner across and Jerad Toman kept the Tribe close, but seniors Sam Imbler-Bremner, Clark Boys and Cody Riley launched a respective home run for the Cubs (17-7) to avenge their 15-9 first-round loss to the eventual state champion Indians two years ago on their very field.

JC Gross pitched 3 1/3 innings for the Tribe for five earned runs, seven hits, a walk and struck out four, and Searle threw two innings for three earned runs, three hits and a strikeout.

Newport, the 12th seed and a winner of 10 of 12 since they beat Cascade 5-4 on April 18, that averages seven runs per game against four, will play at all-state senior catcher Keanu Aiona fifth-seeded Sweet Home (18-5) in this year's first round at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, while the Indians made their second play-in exit in a row.

Hidden Valley (21-3) owns the top seed, but second-seeded returning champion Henley (20-6) will have plenty to say about it.

Hunter Holmason led Tribe batters with a .480 average, seven doubles, three triples, three home runs, 26 RBIs and 27 runs, and Nicky Gill (.469, five doubles, six home runs, 32 RBIs and 20 scores) and Toman (.448, five doubles, two triples, a home run, 10 RBIs and 23 runs) followed.

JC Gross was the ace on the hill with a 6-2 record, 48 hits -- seven doubles and four home runs -- 17 of 29 runs earned, 14 walks, 36 strikeouts and a 2.73 ERA in 43 2/3 innings.

The Indians, fourth in the Cowapa League as they scored eight runs per game against seven, are scheduled to graduate outfielders Nate Rieman, Zach Knight, Jack Margheim and Hunter Holmason, Derek Badger (catcher), Jacob Mizee, Ben Teeter and Quinn Searle (infielders) in June.

Newport 8, Scappoose 4

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S 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 -- 4 8 1

N 3 0 0 2 0 3 0 -- 8 10 0