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No slowing down South Fork’s Scott

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Photos by Rebecca Crossland – South Fork’s Cooper Scott delivers a pitch against Hoopa over the weekend.

By Ray Hamill — South Fork’s base stealing king was at it again on Saturday.

Senior Cooper Scott was instrumental in helping his team to a comfortable doubleheader sweep of Hoopa to keep the Cubs well on track for a league title.

Scott, who is batting a very healthy .432 for the 10-3 Cubs, was 7-for-8 at the plate over the two games, and  had an even bigger presence on the bases, stealing a remarkable seven bases.

Scott, one of four seniors on the Cubs roster, now has a team-leading 28 steals on the season on 28 attempts, averaging more than two a game.

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Photos by Rebecca Crossland – Cooper Scott steals a base on Saturday.

Scott is also 2-1 on the mound in four appearances, with an impressive ERA of 0.58.

Fellow seniors CJ Van Meter and Cody Wyatt each also have been instrumental for the Cubs in their pursuit of a Little 4 title and a second straight North Coast Section championship.

Van Meter is one of the top pitchers on the North Coast and gives South Fork a chance every time he takes the mound.

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Photos by Rebecca Crossland – South Fork’s CJ Van Meter steals third base during Saturday’s doubleheader.

He is 4-1 with an ERA of 0.20 in six appearances, while also batting .459 with team-highs in RBIs (19), home runs (two) and doubles (seven).

Wyatt, who plays mostly catcher, is hitting a team-high .463 with 15 RBIs and also has been a force on the mound.

The Cubs will travel to St. Bernard’s for a pivotal Little 4 doubleheader on Saturday.

Both teams are tied atop the standings at 6-2 with four games remaining each.

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