The Scappoose and Astoria softball teams trudged through a constant rain to play a Cowapa League doubleheader Friday at Lewis & Clark Elementary School.
And the Indians took advantage of some Fishermen fielding miscues and the absence of a key player to score a 7-3, 8-4 sweep over Astoria. The Lady Fish were playing without Shelby Coggins, who had a prior commitment.
Still, Astoria had opportunities in both games and held a 4-2 lead after one inning of Game 2.
Combined, the Fishermen scored six runs in the first inning, but fielding errors coupled with some fine defensive plays by the Indians helped Scappoose win both games.
The Indians jumped out to a 4-0 lead after a half inning of Game 1 before Astoria answered with two runs, highlighted by a Haley Larson base hit that drove in Caitlyn Voeller.
Trailing 6-2 later in the game, Astoria's Maddy Daw had a double and the Lady Fish loaded the bases with one out, but Scappoose pitcher Cassie Foltz struck out two straight to get out of the inning.
In the nightcap, Astoria scored four runs in its first at-bat. Voeller drew a walk, advanced to third on a passed ball and a wild pitch, and scored on Stacy Vinson's single to right.
Two more runs scored on a Scappoose error, and Lisa Lowenstein sprinted home on a passed ball.
But the Indians rallied with two runs in the second, two in the third and two more in the fourth to pull away.
Astoria's Nicole Bogh made a spectacular diving catch in right field in the third inning, while the Indians ended potential Astoria rallies in the second and third innings with double plays.
The game was called in the middle of the sixth inning.
In other Cowapa League action Friday, Tillamook swept a doubleheader with Seaside, 15-5, 10-0; and Banks won a doubleheader at Yamhill-Carlton, 8-0 and 1-0.
Clatskanie 14, Warrenton 4CLATSKANIE - Warrenton could not overcome six errors in the field Friday, as Clatskanie took advantage of the Warriors' fielding problems for a 14-4 Lewis & Clark League softball win.
Clatskanie's Teauna Hughes was 3-for-3 with a home run, while Tiger pitcher Kierra Kallunki scattered five hits with three walks and five strikeouts.
Angel Legler had two of Warrenton's five hits. The Warriors host Vernonia at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Vernonia defeated Knappa in a nonleague game Friday, 4-1.