Baseball: Indians beat YC in six innings
Scappoose gets five runs in the bottom of the sixth to top Yamhill-Carlton 12-2
Normally when a team gets a walk-off victory, it's a thriller down to the finish. But in the case of the Indians' 12-2 victory over Yamhill-Carlton on Monday afternoon, it was just Scappoose putting on the afterburners.
The Indians went on a spree in the bottom of the sixth inning, scoring five runs in a flash to finish off the Tigers and jump a little further ahead of Astoria in the race for the Cowapa League title.
With Justin Hering and Blake Millar occupying first and third base, Wyatt Patton stepped up to the plate and got the barrage rolling with a single to center field that put the home team on top 8-2. The catcher struggled to corral a pitch moments later, bringing Hering home, and a triple from Hoyt scored Patton to give the Indians a 10-2 lead. Hoyt was scored by Mizee, who darted in on a passed ball with Backus at the plate to give Scappoose a ten-run lead and send the Tigers packing.
The Indians will face off against Tillamook (10-6, 7-4) in a road contest on Tuesday afternoon before hosting Seaside on Wednesday. With Astoria only a game behind Scappoose in the standings, every win down the stretch is crucial, including Friday's showdown with the Fishermen in Astoria.
Scappoose 12, Yamhill-Carlton 2
Scappoose High School
YMHL 020 000 – 2 5 3
SCAP 113 115 – 12 13 1
Hits (13): Ford 3, Patton, Hoyt 2, Mizee, Sprute 2, Sprute 2, Backus, Millar, Hering 2
RBIs (9): Ford, Patton, Hoyt 3, Mizee, Sprute 2, Backus
Runs (12): Ford 2, Patton 2, Hoyt 2, Mizee, Sprute, Millar, Hering 3