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Softball: Scappoose scoots past Astoria 10-1

Indians get off to a hot start and never look back


The Scappoose High School softball team got off to a lightning fast start and cruised past Astoria on Tuesday evening, thumping the Fishermen 10-1 in their fight to stay alive in the Cowapa League title picture.

Sophomore Sage Harrison kicked off the Indian rally in the first inning, batting home Jessie Dykes and freshman Nicole Lukinbeal to give Scappoose a 2-0 lead. Shelby Butler nailed a 2 RBI single to right field later in the frame, scoring senior Lexi Courtney and Harrison to put Scappoose on top by four.

The Indians poured in another pair of runs in the bottom of the second, thanks to a deep single to center field from Lukinbeal to bring Dykes around third to score and a triple to left field from Courtney to score Lukinbeal.

The Fishermen finally found the scoreboard in the fifth inning, when Caitlyn Rub jumped on an error at center field to race in for Astoria's lone run of the contest.

The Indians got a solid contribution from freshman Julia Ferguson, who stepped in to pitch the final three innings and gave up just two hits, walking one and striking out two. Senior Lacey Updike got the start, allowing just one hit and striking out four batters.

Scappoose will have a few days off before traveling to face Tillamook in a double header at 4 p.m. The last time the Indians faced Tillamook, they blew the Cheesemakers out of the park 11-1.

SUMMARY

Scappoose 10, Astoria 1

Scappoose High School

ASTO 000 010 0 – 1 3 3

SCAP 421 210 x – 10 8 3

Scappoose

Hits (8): Dykes, Lukinbeal 2, Courtney 2, Harrison, Ferguson, Butler

RBIs (8): Dykes, Lukinbeal, Courtney, Harrison 2, Ferguson, Butler 2

Runs (10): Dykes 2, Lukinbeal 3, Courtney 2, Harrison, MacInnis, Reser

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