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Softball: Updike pitches one-hitter as Indians down Clatskanie

Clatskanie got only one hit past the Indians, an RBI single in the third inning, and lost 13-1 to Scappoose


The Indians got off to a red-hot start in Clatskanie on Tuesday evening, nabbing an early lead and cruising to a 13-1 victory over the Tigers thanks to a one-hitter from senior pitcher Lacey Updike, who is headed to Mt. Hood CC next fall.

It didn't take long at all for Scappoose (5-2) to get things rolling.

Julia Ferguson, batting second in the order, sent the second pitch deep into left field, scoring Updike in the top of the first inning. A few plays later, Jessie Dykes was hit by a pitch, walking Ferguson home. Nicole Lukinbeal scored on a passed ball, Shelbie Butler batted Dykes home and Updike was walked to score Sage Harrison.

And just like that, the Indians held a 5-0 advantage. The Tribe knocked home another in the second inning, scoring Dykes to jump on top by six runs. By the bottom of the third inning, Scappoose was nearly perfect. Updike had walked one and struck out two, with the others coming off crisp defensive plays.

The bottom of the third saw the lone answer from Clatskanie. Freshman Makenzie Mitchell was walked, and a double from fellow freshman Sage Miller – the only hit the Tigers could muster – batted Mitchell home to open the scoring for the home team.

Not to be outdone, Scappoose had a brutal response awaiting in the top of the fourth.

With the bases loaded, Harrison sent what should have been an RBI single to right field, but the sophomore outfielder couldn't make the easy play to hold Harrison at first. Lukinbeal scored, followed by senior Lexi Courtney and Dykes, leaving Harrison on third.

Ashley MacInnis reached first base on the next play after an error from the Clatskanie shortstop, allowing Harrison to dash home, and was scored herself on an RBI single from Butler.

At this point, the Indians were holding an 11-1 edge, but still weren't through. Heading back through the top of the order, Lukinbeal singled to center field, sending junior Mary Jane Reser and Updike home.

Updike struck out three batters the rest of the way and the Indian defense stepped up, shutting down the Clatskanie bats and ending the game in five innings.

Scappoose will travel to La Salle on Thursday afternoon, taking on the Falcons at 4:30 p.m. before facing Roosevelt at Delta Park on Friday at 4:30 in the non-league finale.

SUMMARY

Scappoose 13, Clatskanie 1

SCAP 510 70 – 13 9 0

CLAT 001 00 – 1 1 6

Scappoose

Hits (9): Updike 3, Ferguson, Lukinbeal, Courtney, Harrison, MacInnis, Butler

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

Runs (13): Updike 2, Ferguson, Lukinbeal 2, Courtney, Dykes 3, Harrison 2, MacInnis, Reser

Clatskanie

Hits (1): Miller

RBIs (1): Miller

Runs (1): Mitchell