Scappoose softball cracks Class 3A state champion Dayton
Kreuger's four RBIs spark five-inning 11-1 win
'Ohana' is Hawaiian for 'family.'
In the Scappoose softball family, everyone gets an RBI.
The third-ranked Indians snapped No. 2 defending Class 3A champion Dayton's five-game winning streak, 11-1, in five innings on Friday in Scappoose.
Scappoose (6-2 overall), a winner of three games in a row, started the week with a 5-2 defeat of No. 1 Class 3A runner-up Rainier on Monday.
"Freshman year we weren't all that close, but last year [Scappoose coach Cijay Koler] came in and said, 'This is our motto, we're an ohana,'" Indians senior Kendal Bailey said. "We hadn't mixed and hadn't played a lot together, but when we're out there we're playing for each other."
Koler, whose family lives on Oahu, lived in Clackamas before her aunt highlighted Scappoose.
"It's huge, we need to be able to play together," Koler said. "It's not always going to be sunny days,"
Scappoose played returning Class 4A state champion McLoughlin (Milton-Freewater) by this time last year.
The Indians, back from the state quarterfinals, have already beaten the fourth-ranked Pioneers and gone head-to-head with Class 5A No. 3 Ridgeview in their first eight games this season.
"If a player is down, you go up to her and say, 'Ohana,'" Bailey said. "Even the parents wear it on the back of their shirts."
What can this year become?
Scappoose poured it on with five runs in the fourth and three more in the fifth on Friday.
Bailey's single scored Nicole Lukinbeal in the first, then doubled in Taylor Johnson and Hannah Galey in the third.
Kate Sutton broke the silence for the Pirates (9-3) with a one-out double that scored Catelyn Jacks to trail 3-1 in the fourth.
Ashley MacInnis' single to center loaded the Scappoose bases before the first out in the fourth, and Lukinbeal singled in Nicole Dougherty. Gabie Kreuger's triple scored Lukinbeal and MacInnis, Galey stretched a single to third base and scored Kreuger, and Bailey's single scored Galey to an 8-1 lead.
Lukinbeal walked to fill the bases with an out in the fifth, Jessie Dykes' sac fly brought Dougherty home, and Kreuger's double to left-center sprung Johnson and Lukinbeal for the 10-run rule.
The Indians outhit the Pirates 13-4.
Kreuger led all batters at 4-for-4 and four RBIs.
Bailey went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, and pitched five innings for four hits, an unearned run and struck out six.
Dayton's Haley Couch went 4.2 innings for 13 hits, 11 runs eight earned two walks and four strikeouts.
Scappoose is scheduled to play at Newport, which bounced the Indians from the first round of the state playoffs two seasons ago and also reached last year's quarterfinals, at noon on Saturday at Yaquina View Elementary School.
The Indians play Brookings immediately after, then play their Cowapa League opener at Valley Catholic at 5 p.m. on Tuesday in Beaverton.
Scappoose 11, Dayton 1 (5 innings)
D 000 10 1 4 3
S 102 53 11 13 2
2B D: Kate Sutton; S: Gabie Kreuger. 3B S: Kreuger. RBIs Kreuger 4, Kendal Bailey 3, Nicole Lukinbeal, Hannah Galey, Jessie Dykes.