Lions, Indians finish baseball season with same record
Scappoose and St. Helens tied for fifth out of seven teams in the Northwest Oregon Conference this season.
The Indians and Lions wound up with 5-13 league records and 6-20 overall marks.
Scappoose was ranked 27th out of 31 Class 5A teams by the Oregon School Activities Association, while St. Helens came in at No. 29.
Head-to-head, the Columbia County rivals played three times, all in late April, and St. Helens took the series with victories of 9-7 at Scappoose in Game 2 and then 3-1 at home. The Indians won the series opener 5-1 at St. Helens.
Scappoose grew after a 1-7 start against some tough nonleague competition and finished its first season under coach Cameron Webb with two wins in three games versus Milwaukie, then three losses in a series with Wilsonville.
St. Helens, which had a five-game win streak midway through the season, went winless in its final two NWOC series, dropping three games to La Salle Prep and then three to Hillsboro.
Scappoose finished the year with 97 runs scored in 26 games and 206 runs allowed.
St. Helens scored 76 runs and gave up 183.
Both clubs were well back of Hillsboro and Putnam, which tied for third place at 11-7 and earned state playoff berths along with co-leaders La Salle Prep and Wilsonville, both 15-3.
Milwaukie was last in the NWOC with a 1-17 record.
The River City Speedway season will resume on Saturday, June 1. Gates open at 3 p.m., with hot laps at 4:15 p.m. and racing at 5 p.m. on the quarter mile oval.
The Street Stock, Sportsman, Super Stocks, Modified, Four Cylinders, Tuners, Tracers, PMSA and Northwest Dwarfs divisions all will be in action, after being sidelined due to inclement weather on May 18.