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No. 10 Indians baseball rides Gross' walk-off, five-game win streak into game with Banks

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Junior's eighth-inning hit to center field scores Toman for 9-8 home upset of No. 4 Astoria on Wednesday

SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Indians junior JC Gross (8) celebrates his walk-off hit to center field and a 9-8, eight-inning win over No. 3 Astoria with, from left, junior Jerad Toman, senior Quinn Searle (19), junior Nicky Gill and seniors Zach Knight and Ben Teeter on Wednesday in Scappoose.SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Indians senior Quinn Searle (19) congratulates senior Hunter Holmason (22) his run off of Nicky Gill's double to center that tied Wednesday's home game with No. 4 Astoria at 8-8 with an out in the top of the eighth.The No. 10 Indians are suddenly on a Cowapa League tear.

Scappoose (12-7 overall, 6-5 Cowapa League), a winner of five in a row, is scheduled to face all-Class 4A junior infielder Gunnar Partain and state semifinalist Banks (11-6, 8-3) in the rubber match of their three-game season series at 7 p.m. on Friday at Wilsonville High School.

The Tribe scores eight runs against seven while the Braves, who have taken four of the last five from the Indians by a usual 8-3 score, put up eight and give up three.

It took JC Gross' one-out eighth-inning walk-off hit to center field to free Jerad Toman and for a 9-8 upset of visiting No. 3 Astoria (14-4, 9-2) on Wednesday after Nicky Gill's one-out double to center scored Hunter Holmason for the tie.

Fishermen senior Kyle Strange beat Gill's one-out tag at the plate in the top of the inning and sophomore Tristan Wallace's single to center brought in junior Trey Hageman to lead 8-6.

Carson Witt's two-out single to center in the seventh sprung Gill and forced extra innings at 6-6, and Astoria's three-game season sweep was not to be.

In a 7-3 season sweep-sealing home win over Seaside (5-12-1, 2-8) on Monday, Hunter Holmason drove in two runs and scored a third, and Ben Teeter came home twice and landed an RBI.

JC Gross pitched six innings for three runs -- one earned -- nine hits and five strikeouts, and Zach Knight went an inning for a hit and struck out a Seagull.

Nate Rieman (three RBIs and two scores), Logan Travis (two RBIs and a score) and Jerad Toman (two scores and an RBI) also helped the Indians shut out the Seagulls 10-0 on Friday, April 28, at Broadway Field in Seaside.

Travis went the distance on the hill for four hits and struck out 10.

Scappoose 10, Seaside 0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

SCAP 0 0 0 4 2 4 -- 10 10 0

SEA 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 4 1

Scappoose 7, Seaside 3

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

SEA 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 -- 3 10 2

SCAP 0 4 0 1 0 2 -- 7 7 3