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Weekend Legion Roundup — Eagles, Giants and Knights all impress


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The Humboldt Eagles 17U improved to 9-2 with a pair of wins on the road this weekend, beating the Mendocino Dirtbags 11-2 on Saturday and 7-0 on Sunday.

Also in action this past weekend, the Northern Humboldt Giants won 10-7 at Gridley on Saturday, while the Northern Humboldt Knights 16U placed second at the 17U Siskiyou American Legion Tournament in Mount Shasta.

In 19U action, the Humboldt Eagles continued to impress with four road wins.

Eagles 17U

Nick Dugan was outstanding on the mound, tossing a no-hitter through seven plus innings of a nine-inning showdown in Ukiah on Sunday.

Dugan struck out a remarkable 17 batters in a one-hit, one-walk, 8.2-inning performance, falling just shy of a complete game due to his pitch count.

Bode Joyner threw three pitches in relief to close out the game.

At the plate in this 7-0 win, Zac Anderson finished 3-for-4 with a triple, a double and three RBIs, while Curtis Edge was 2-for-2.

Braeden Zimmerman, Lane Thrap and Keenan Morris each also had a hit in the win, as the Eagles improved to 9-2.

On Saturday, pitcher Hayden Bode impressed in a complete-game performance, striking out five.

Bode also led the way at the plate, finishing with three hits and a pair of RBIs, while Morris was 2-for-3 with three RBIs.

Joyner, Anderson and Edge each also had a base hit in the win.

The Eagles play the Southern Humboldt 76ers in a doubleheader in Fortuna on Tuesday, with first pitch set for 4 p.m.

NH Giants

Kaeden Ritter had three base hits, including a pair of doubles, as the Giants beat Gridley 10-7 on Saturday.

Ritter also drove in a run in the six-inning win.

On the mound, Brodie Sargent pitched 4.2 innings for the win, allowing just three earned runs on seven hits and three walks, while striking out two.

Kyler Carr also had a big day at the plate, finishing 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs, while Mason Nichols was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.

Dean Wellick and Mason Hooven each also had a base hit.

NH Knights

The Northern Humboldt Knights bounced back form an opening loss on Friday to finish 1-1-1 in pool play and qualify for the championship game at the Siskiyou tournament.

In the decider, the Knights fell 11-1 to the Redding Nationals.

The Knights opened the weekend against Shasta, falling 5-4 in a tight game, falling on a two-RBI, two-out walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh.

The Northern Humboldt players didn’t let that disappoint linger, however, bouncing back on Saturday to beat Fall River 12-2 in five innings, with Will Mager getting the win on the mound.

Mager did not allow any earned runs in four innings, while striking out 10.

Also on Saturday, the Knights tied Tehama 11-11 in six innings, tying the game with five runs in the bottom of the sixth before a time limit ended the clash.

On Sunday, the Knights defeated Tehama 9-2 to reach the championship game, with Alex Gorge pitching the win.

For the weekend, Vincent Agliolo was 9-for-15 with 2 doubles and 3 walks; Finn McRea was 3-for-7 with 3 walks; Drew Vizenor was 4-for-10 with two doubles and three walks; and Mager was 5-for-15 with two doubles and two walks.

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