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No. 4 Scappoose crashes third-ranked Valley Catholic

Indians snap Valiants' eight-game streak


SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Indians senior JD Wack pitched six complete innings in Friday's 2-1 loss at Banks.

Jhamante Woods and the defending state champion Indians snapped back against visiting Valley Catholic on Tuesday.

The sophomore’s three RBIs helped Scappoose break the Valiants’ eight-game streak in 8-2 fashion.

“He does a nice job and he’s unselfish,” Indians coach Robert Medley said. “He had a sac fly and a big double, he’s seeing the ball well, and he’s a better and better situational hitter.”

Gus Nelson four-hit Valley Catholic (9-2 overall, 4-1 Cowapa League) and struck out seven in a complete effort.

“Gus threw great,” Medley said. “Hot days help the arm, and he commanded his pitching.”

The Valiants tied it at 2-2 in the top of the fifth, but Scappoose (9-4, 2-3) tacked on four in the home half and two in the sixth.

The Indians have taken five of the last six meetings with the Valiants.

Woods launched a fourth-inning home run to left field on Friday, April 15, in Banks, but Braves senior Donny McClean’s two-run shot in the home half turned out to be the clincher.

The Braves rode the dinger to a 2-1 win and a two-game sweep.

Banks (10-3, 4-0), a winner of seven games in a row, also beat the defending state champions 7-2 in the first contest on the same field on Tuesday in Banks.

Jacob Mizee’s leadoff double had the Indians (8-4, 1-3) in business in the seventh, and Ben Teeter’s sac bunt put him on second, but the Braves pulled a double play to seal it.

JD Wack pitched six innings for three hits and struck out five.

Banks sophomore Dalton Renne went seven innings for five hits and fanned three Indians.

Scappoose averages 7.2 runs per contest and gives up 4.3 scores.

The Indians were scheduled for another shot at Valley Catholic on Thursday in Beaverton, the results of which were unavailable at press time.

Banks 2, Scappoose 1

S 000 100 0 — 1 5 3

B 000 200 x — 2 3 2

Scappoose 8,

Valley Catholic 2

VC 000 110 0 — 2 4 0

S 101 042 x — 8 9 4