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Prep Roundup — Cats fall to Colusa; Eureka girls split at Shasta

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Photos by Mark Gorge – Ferndale head coach Justin Andersen talks to some of his players during Saturday’s game in Redding.

Rounding out some of the weekend action in prep baseball and softball, the Eureka girls split a doubleheader at Shasta on Saturday, while Ferndale baseball closed out the American Christian Academy tournament with a 14-0 loss to Colusa, also on Saturday.

With the loss, their second straight at the tournament, the Wildcats drop to 2-5 on the season.

The Ferndale boys will try to get back on track when they return to league play this week, with a scheduled doubleheader at Hoopa Valley on Saturday.

In other local baseball news, Wednesday’s scheduled Big 5 showdown between the Huskies and Tigers at Fortuna has been moved forward to Tuesday at 5 p.m. because of the weather.

No official word yet on whether Del Norte’s league opener at McKinleyville has been moved up to Tuesday.

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Photo by Mark Gorge

Softball

Eureka 6, Shasta 1

Eureka 8,Shasta 9

The Loggers got plenty of offense in a doubleheader at Shasta, comfortably taking the opener before dropping a close second game and seeing their rally fall just short.

Alexa Morehouse pitched six innings in the opener for the win, striking out five and allowing just the lone earned run.

Raime Young led the way at the plate with three hits and a pair of doubles, while Sadie Hampton continued her impressive start to the season with a pair of hits, including a double, and two RBIs.

Briana Day also had a hit and an RBI, while Makaila Napoleon, Briana Graham, Mckenna Beach and Karyn Jensen showcased the Loggers’ depth at the plate with a hit each.

In game two, the Loggers gave up six runs in the opening inning and were unable to quite catch up despite putting up an impressive eight runs.

Salina Socha-Wright took the loss in the pitcher’s circle, with Morehouse pitching 3.2 solid innings in relief, allowing three earned runs and striking out seven.

At the plate, Makaila Napoleon paced the Loggers with three hits, including a double and three RBIs, while teammates Wyatt Thurston and Sadie Wilkinson each finished with two hits.

Wilkinson had a double and an RBI.

Young also had a hit, while Beach drove in three of her team’s runs.

Hampton also finished with an RBI, while Jensen walked twice.

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