Scio Pulls Away From Amity 12-0

By Jeremy McDonald

AMITY, Ore.–  It took Scio about five innings to time out McKenzie Turley, turning the 2-0 lead they grabbed all the way back in the first inning and turning it into the 12-0 final result they got.  Scoring ten runs over the course of the fifth, sixth and seventh innings against the Warriors in a bounce back win following their 5-4 defeat to Yamhill-Carlton on Saturday.

They were upset after the Tigers handed Scio their first loss of the season, but now its just a matter of proving and redeeming themselves that they are indeed the top-ranked team in 3A coming down the stretch of the regular season and with the playoffs looming in the coming weeks.

“I say it was pretty big because we were pretty upset.  I think now it’s just a grind to prove that we’re number one in the State for a reason,” the Loggers Cam Dalke said.  “I think for the past few games, we had a little more velocity on the pitchers and I think it was adjusting to having slower velocity.  I was super impressed because a lot of teams would deflate in energy and I feel like we got more (energy) once we realized what was on the line.”

Dalke led the Logger offense with 4RBI’s, Myleigh Cooper went 4-for-4 with a home run in the win. The home run came in the sixth inning as Cooper once again dominated in the circle with 17 strikeouts and allowing two hits by way of Kylie Kendall and Turley.

After a slow start to the game offensively, the Scio offense wheeled off 10 runs over the fifth, sixth and seventh innings to defeat Amity 12-0 Wednesday (Picture By Jeremy McDonald)

For Turley and the defense, it was a promising sign as the squad played its third game of the week as they’ve already won three more games than they had all of last year entering their fourth game of the week Thursday against Jefferson.  Knowing that they’ll face similar pitching against the Lions with the Hart Sisters.

“I think holding the number one team in State is probably the best we’ve played,” Turley says about their performance Wednesday.  “Especially because our defense is really tough, but they strung together a couple of hits and a couple of runs and we got into our heads.  We get down on ourselves and beat ourselves up.  I felt like we could’ve grabbed it, but we weren’t hitting…I think we’re going to be ready for (Jefferson’s) pitchers tomorrow because they’re really similar to Myleigh and I think this game really set us up for success.

“We got a couple of hits, so I’m hoping tomorrow we can do the same thing but get some runs on the board.”

Scio will host Taft on Friday for a 4:30pm first pitch.  

Photos By Jeremy McDonald


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