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No. 4 Scappoose softball slaps Seaside

Galey's home run, five RBIs power Tribe to 12-2 win

SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Indians sophomore Hannah Galey launched a two-run home run and drove in five runs in all in a 12-2 win at Seaside on Tuesday.The third-ranked Indians exploded for seven third-inning runs in Seaside on Tuesday.

Scappoose sailed to a 12-2, six-inning win.

Gabie Kreuger's sac fly freed Nicole Lukinbeal, Sage Harrison's double to left brought Taylor Johnson home, Galey's home run to center sprung Harrison, Sara Mills' double to right brought Payton Fisher around and Nicole Dougherty's single to center scored Mills.

Seagulls sophomore Jetta Ideue singled in senior Whitney Westerholm to break the shutout in the fourth, and sophomore GeriAnne Klaffke came in on a fielder's choice to catcher in the fifth.

Galey came away with five RBIs and scored twice for the Indians (13-4, 5-2 Cowapa League). Mills drove in three runs and scored.

Kendal Bailey one-hit the Seagulls (7-9, 2-5) through six innings for an earned run, three walks and six strikeouts.

Scappoose has beaten Seaside by an average of 13.6 runs in the last seven meetings.

The then-top-ranked Indians did not have such success in Friday, April 22's doubleheader in Banks.

The No. 6 hometown Braves followed a 4-1 win in the opener with a 5-4 walk-off in the nightcap and pushed their win streak to eight in a row.

“There wasn’t any frustration as the Banks games are over,” Indians coach Cijay Koler said. “Every game we play, we learn something new about our team and something we may need to work on a little more at practice. We have a great group of girls who want win, and are willing to put in the extra work to be a successful program.”

Scappoose (12-4, 4-2) led 4-3 in the late seventh, but Banks senior MaKenna Partain's single to left sprung junior Katie Ragsdale and sophomore Mackenzie Davis for the win.

Braves junior Karlie Gerlinger's bunt loaded the bases for the Braves (10-2, 6-0) just prior.

"There was pressure because they knocked us out of the quarterfinals [last season], but hitting is contagious and it goes around," Johnson said. "It's awesome being ranked No. 1 and to play Banks and know you're going to be challenged. We're here to show them what we can do."

Braves junior Mary Schorn's sac fly scored Partain in the first, but Jessie Dykes scored Galey and tied it with a single to center in the second.

Kreuger came home on a Braves error at third, and Galey's triple to left-center scored Harrison for a 3-1 lead in the third.

Schorn's single to right scored Partain in the home half and cut the deficit to 3-2.

Kreuger's triple to center scored Johnson and put the Indians ahead 4-2 in the fifth, but sophomore Keegan Wise scored on an Indians error at shortstop and pulled her side to within one at 4-3.

Nicole Dougherty pitched six innings for six hits, five runs — two earned — two walks and three strikeouts.

Banks junior Emma McCourt pitched the first four innings for six hits, four runs — three earned — a walk and a strikeout. Freshman Michaela Shaw one-hit Scappoose in the final three innings and struck out two.

"We didn't know what we had with a lot of young girls," Braves coach James Wise said. "We knew we had an early doubleheader, but we didn't know if we'd be ready. Scappoose has more experience than us, but we showed passion and fight. In the Scappoose and Banks area, it's amazing how much talent there always seems to be. We've got Shakayla [Snyder] behind the plate, Mary at second base, Keegan Wise in center and a good pitching staff."

Partain two-hit the Indians in the opener.

Schorn scored Keegan Wise with a single, Snyder's single scored Schorn and Banks led 2-0 through an inning.

Snyder singled to shortstop and scored Wise in the third, and Gerlinger's grounder to shortstop scored Van Loo in the fourth for a 4-0 lead.

Lukinbeal's sac fly scored Nicole Dougherty for Scappoose in the seventh, but a groundout and a flyout ended the Indians' rally.

Partain threw all seven innings for an earned run, two walks and five strikeouts.

Bailey went six innings for the Indians for seven hits, four runs — three earned — three walks and eight strikeouts.

Friday's doubleheader was a showdown of league championship contenders. The returning state runner-up Braves are scheduled to visit Scappoose at 5 p.m. on May 10.

"We were cold in the beginning, but our defense kept us in it," Partain said. "Today showed we have balance, and we had just enough base hits."

Banks has taken five of the last six meetings from Scappoose.

The Indians are scheduled to host Valley Catholic in a 3:30 p.m. doubleheader on Friday.

Scappoose beat the Valiants 23-2 on April 12 in Beaverton.

The Indians score 9.1 runs per game and allow 2.4 runs, the fourth-fewest after second-ranked Banks, third-ranked Gladstone and fifth-ranked Elmira.

Scappoose has beaten third-ranked back-to-back defending state champion McLoughlin (Milton-Freewater) and Class 3A’s second-ranked Rainier and top-ranked defending champion Dayton.

Galey ties Harrison for the team lead in RBIs (32), and Lukinbeal is first with 26 runs scored.

Bailey is 8-2 on the hill through 70.2 innings with 34 runs allowed — 15 earned — a 1.486 ERA, 28 walks and 78 strikeouts.

The Indians have beaten Valley Catholic by an average of 13.75 runs in four contests since the Valiants moved up from Class 3A last season.

Banks 4, Scappoose 1

S 000 000 1 — 1 2 2

B 201 100 x — 4 7 1

2B — B: Alyssa Rogers. RBIs — S: Nicole Lukinbeal; B: Shakayla Snyder 2, Karlie Gerlinger, Mary Schorn.

Banks 5, Scappoose 4

S 012 010 0 — 4 7 3

B 101 010 2 — 5 6 3

2B — S: Hannah Galey; B: MaKenna Partain, Katie Ragsdale. 3B — S: Gabie Kreuger, Galey; B: . RBIs — S: Kreuger, Galey, Jessie Dykes; B: Partain 2, Mary Schorn.

Scappoose 12, Seaside 2

SC 007 401 — 12 12 1

SE 000 110 — 2 1 1

2B — SC: Gabie Kreuger, Sara Mills, Hannah Galey, Sage Harrison. 3B — SC: Nicole Dougherty. HR — SC: Galey. RBIs — SC: Galey 5, Mills 3, Kreuger, Harrison, Dougherty; SE: Whitney Westerholm, Jetta Ideue.