Kyle Dey's walk-off seals St. Helens 8-to-10 Minors' sweep of Scappoose
Kyle Dey's walk-off double lifted the St. Helens 8-to-10-year-old Minors to the sweep of Scappoose they wanted.
Dey's extra-inning swing to center freed Johnny Butler for a seventh-inning 15-14 second-round consolation win at the District 1 Tournament on Friday, July 14, at Erv Lind Stadium in Portland.
Dey's clincher was just enough after the Lions beat the Indians 14-3 in the tournament's first game on July 12.
Scappoose's Evan Grouix singled to right-center and freed Kade Fisher and Will Kessi for a lead in the top of the third on Friday, but St. Helens' Rory Olson came in on a grounder and Zack Edwards and Carter Golson scored for a 5-3 lead in the home half.
The Indians' Riley DuBois outran a Lions relay error at third for a one-out inside-the-park home run and a 10-9 lead in the fifth.
With full bases and two down against Grouix in the bottom of the inning, Edwards' double to center scored Justice Stanton and Carter Nelson, and Cody Bartlett came sliding into home with an errant pitch for a 12-10 lead.
Scappoose tied it with a pair of two-out runs in the top of the sixth, Quinton Olson came in when Brayden Miller walked, Grouix slapped an RBI double and the Indians led 14-12.
Dey reached home on a passed ball with an out in the home half of the sixth, and Zack Liebelt scored and forced a seventh inning at 14-14 as St. Helens' would-be triple ended in a tag.
Butler walked with an out in the top of the seventh and reached second, Golson walked and Butler raced to third before Dey set them free for the win.
The Lions celebrated third place in the tournament after falling to North Portland in the consolation semifinal on Saturday.