Huskies close out strong, win on a walk-off


File photo – Fortuna’s Dylan McNeill had two hits in game one on Friday.

The Fortuna Huskies closed out the baseball season with a bang on Friday, sweeping both ends of a doubleheader at home to Fortuna.

After taking the opener 7-1, the Huskies won game two 7-6 in thrilling fashion, with sophomore Regan Nyberg driving in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning on a walk-off single.

The wins were the first in the Big 5 this season for the Huskies, who improved to 2-10 in league play and 7-16 overall after winning four of their final five games.

The wins also lift the Huskies into fourth in the final league standings, ahead of Del Norte, which closed out league play 1-11.

In game two, Caleb Crawley and Sheaden Kadle each finished with a pair of hits, including a double, while Deaden Taylor was 3-for-4 and Wyatt Wilson 2-for-4.

In what was a back-and-forth game, Branson Gans pitched one inning in relief of starting pitcher Crawley for the win.

Crawley allowed four earned runs on eight hits in six innings work, while striking out four.

Kadle pitched the win in the opener, allowing four hits and striking out six in a complete game.

He was also instrumental at the plate, finishing with a pair of hits, while Dylan McNeill was 2-for-3 with a double and Crawley 1-for-4 with a double.

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  1. The pic reminds Henchy of “Wild Thing” in that baseball movie with Bob Eucker…played by Charlie Sheen on 2 and a half men…

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