Indians' shutout streak reaches 13 innings

SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Junior Hunter Holmason drove in two runs as the sixth-ranked Indians shut Tillamook out 10-0 on Wednesday in Scappoose.The defending champion Indians didn’t give Tillamook a thing.

Scappoose locked the visiting Cheesemakers out 10-0 on Wednesday for a scoreless sweep after winning 9-0 in six road innings on Tuesday.

The sixth-ranked Indians (11-5 overall, 4-4 Cowapa League) have not allowed a run in 13 innings since falling 9-8 in walk-off fashion at No. 2 Valley Catholic on Thursday, April 21, in Beaverton.

Hunter Holmason drove in two runs on Wednesday, and JD Wack and Chris Bendle landed another each.

Wack pitched six innings and struck out four.

Senior Erik Reeves went 4.2 innings for Tillamook (3-15, 1-7) and fanned 10 Indians.

On Tuesday, Jhamante Woods notched three hits and three RBIs. Holmason and Nicky Gill came up with another each.

Gus Nelson pitched five innings and struck out four.

Cheesemakers junior Seth Rumage threw four innings and set down two Scappoose batters. Freshman Jeff Witthoft went three innings and struck out three.

Scappoose has won the last eight games in the series.

The Indians could not, however, finish Valley Catholic on Thursday, April 21, in Beaverton.

The Valiants salvaged a split with junior Will Desmond’s walk-off double and a 9-8 win.

“We love the competitiveness,” Scappoose coach Robert Medley said. “It can be a positive thing if you allow it to be.”

The Indians (9-5, 2-4) and Valley Catholic (10-2, 5-1) traded five-run innings in the fourth and the fifth, but the Valiants pushed two runs across in the seventh.

Valley Catholic senior Alex Hyland smacked six RBIs, and also struck out five Indians in 4.2 innings.

Carson Witt sparked Scappoose with three RBIs, and Holmason notched two more.

Wack went 3.1 innings and struck out three Valiants. JC Gross went 2.2 innings for a strikeout.

The Indians, who average 7.6 runs per game, have taken five of the last seven meetings from Valley Catholic.

Scappoose is scheduled to host Seaside (5-14, 1-7) at 5 p.m. on Friday, then to play at the Seagulls at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

The Indians have taken the last six meetings from Seaside.

Valley Catholic 9,

Scappoose 8

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VC 002 500 2 — 9 9 5

Scappoose 9, Tillamook 0

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Scappoose 10,

Tillamook 0

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S 031 015 — 10 9 1

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