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Softball: Harrison homers again as Indians pound Seaside 19-1

Sage Harrison sends her fifth HR out of the park

JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose's Sage Harrison greets her teammates at home plate after hitting a home run in the bottom of the first inning against Seaside on Tuesday.It's taken a darned-good effort to beat Scappoose this season, something only two teams — No. 1 Banks and No. 2 McLoughlin — have been able to pull off. Tuesday's opponent was Seaside, who had given up 134 runs coming into the contest, and seemed to be no match for the high-powered Indians.

It only took one inning to see why — many thanks to the hot bat of one Sage Harrison, who got Scappoose started on a 19-1 victory in five innings.

Jessie Dykes was walked and Nicole Lukinbeal was hit by a pitch to lead off the first. Then Harrison stepped to the plate, swung on her first pitch and ripped a home run over the center field fence — her fourth in the last three games, and fifth of the season.

Scappoose jumped on five errors in the first inning alone, taking an 8-0 lead. Four more runs came in the bottom of the second, and another six in the bottom of the third inning as the Indians inserted Ciara Powers and Elizabeth Scharmann into the lineup.

The Gulls' only run came in the top of the fourth, after the runner reached first on an error and was eventually batted home by a two-strike double with two outs.

Scappoose got monster games from both Harrison and junior Ashley MacInnis, who each finished with five RBIs.

Ironically, the only hitter who seemed to have a relatively off day was freshman Hannah Galey, who is second on the team in total RBIs. Galey hit a pair of fly balls to deep right field that normally might have resulted in a double, but ended up in the glove of the Gulls' athletic outfielder. A third would-be hit, a hard grounder up the middle, bounced right into the pitchers' glove.

Up next, Scappoose will travel on Friday to Beaverton for a doubleheader with Valley Catholic (3-6, 0-4 Cowapa) at 4 and 6 p.m.


Scappoose 19, Seaside 1

SEAS 000 10 — 1 4 10

SCAP 846 1x — 19 8 1

Runs-hits-RBIs: Dykes 2-0-2, Scharmann 1-1-1, Lukinbeal 2-1-2, Harrison 1-2-5, Galey 1-0-0, Greisen 3-1-0, Wedgeworth 2-0-0, Enos 2-0-0, Powers 1-0-1, Bailey 2-1-1, MacInnis 2-2-5


Hits-strikeouts: W-Bailey 4-6; L-Ideve 8-0