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Baseball: Scappoose on 4-game streak

Behind the bat of senior Kyler Mizee, the Indians picked up a 10-0 win over Roosevelt and a 7-4 win over Central


With the league opener ahead of them on Tuesday at Banks, the Indians are certainly riding a little high, feeding off of four consecutive wins to close out preseason play with a 10-0 win over Roosevelt on Friday night and a 7-4 victory at Central on Saturday.

And for Tribe senior Kyler Mizee, the weekend couldn't have been much better. In the top of the second of Scappoose's rout of Roosevelt, Mizee doubled to center field, scoring fellow senior Hunter Hoyt for his first RBI of the weekend. That score put the Indians up 5-0, and in the fourth inning, Mizee struck again.

This time, it was another double to center field, but with the bases loaded. Senior Sam Margheim and sophomore Owen Fortney scored, and Hoyt just slipped past third and into home before Mizee was held up at second. Anthony Bernal doubled to – surprise – center field, scoring Mizee a few minutes later, and a single to field from Blake Millar scored Bernal to put the Indians up by ten runs in the top of the fourth.

Mizee also played a vital role in the rally to beat Central. Scappoose scored first, a dash from senior Will Sprute in the second inning, but the Panthers put up two more in the bottom of the second to take their first lead. Central scored again in the bottom of the third to go up 3-1, and continued to hold the Indians scoreless through the fourth inning.

In the top of the fifth, the Indians picked up big hit after big hit to get runners in scoring position. A double to center field from Hoyt scored Margheim, and a grounder from Mizee left the door open for Fortney to score, evening the ledger at three runs apiece. Sprute drove Hoyt home a few moments later, giving Scappoose a 4-3 edge, but by the bottom of the sixth, the Panthers had caught Scappoose once again.

In the top of the seventh, the Indians needed Mizee one last time. Robby Backus and Hoyt had both been beaten to first base off a pair of grounders, leaving Margheim alone on base with two outs and the score even at four runs each. Mizee stepped to the plate and sent the ball back into center field, driving home Margheim and giving the Indians the lead for good.

Scappoose starts off league play with a trip to Banks (4-3) at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8 before coming home for a rematch on Thursday afternoon.

SUMMARY

Scappoose 7, Central 4

SCAP 010 030 3 – 7 8 0

CENT 021 001 0 – 4 8 3

Scappoose

Hits (8): Margheim, Fortney, Hoyt 2, Mizee, Sprute, Johnson, Bernal

RBIs (7): Hoyt, Mizee 2, Sprute, Bernal 2, Millar

Runs (8): Margheim 2, Fortney, Hoyt, Sprute 2, Jackson

SUMMARY

Scappoose 10, Roosevelt 0

SCAP 050 50 – 10 11 0

ROOS 000 00 – 0 5 0

Scappoose

Hits (11): Margheim, Fortney, Hoyt 2, Millar, Mizee 3, Bernal, Parsons, Patton

RBIs (9): Margheim 2, Fortney, Millar, Mizee 4, Bernal

Runs (10): Margheim, Fortney, Hoyt 2, Millar, Mizee, Bernal, Parsons, Patton