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Baseball: Scappoose rolls past Seaside after hot start

Indians host Astoria at 5 p.m. today


Scappoose got off to a hot start on Thursday afternoon, scoring five runs in the top of the first inning and cruising past Seaside in five innings.

The Indians took advantage of two walks to lead off the game, and took a lead on an RBI single from Wyatt Parsons. Then Steven Johnson and Owen Fortney came up with big hits, scoring three more runs before Seaside finally got the first out of the game. A double from Blake Millar batted Fortney home, giving the Indians a 5-0 lead.

Another big rally in the top of the fourth put the game out of reach for Scappoose. This time it started on the bat of Robby Backus, who finished with two hits and two RBIs in the game. Another double from Millar scored Fortney once again, before Justin Hering and Gus Nelson batted home two more runs.

Seaside broke up the shutout with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning, as Zach Quicke tripled to left field.

Nelson got the start on the mound, allowing five hits and striking out five batters. Scappoose will host Astoria on Friday afternoon at 5 p.m., likely deciding the league title, and will close the Cowapa League season on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. against Banks.

SUMMARY

Scappoose 12, Seaside 1

SCAP 511 41 — 12 11 0

SEAS 000 01 1 6 5

Runs-hits-RBIs: Ford 1-0-0, Patton 1-1-1, Parsons 2-1-1, Johnson 2-2-1, Fortney 2-1-2, Backus 1-2-2, Millar 1-3-2, Hering 0-1-1, Nelson 0-0-1

Pitching

Hits-strikeouts: Nelson 5-5, Johnson 1-2; Wallis 8-1, Hoekstre 3-0, Walsh 0-1

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