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Monday’s Legion Roundup — Eagles, Giants both lose


File photo – Northern Humboldt’s Alex Gorge

It was a weird day of sorts for the Humboldt Eagles 19U, who lost a shortened, delayed game to the Reno Muckdogs, 8-4.

Also in action early on Monday, the Northern Humboldt Giants 17U fell 5-4 at Chico in an exciting and hard-fought game.

The 19U game in Reno was delayed 45 minutes when the umpires were a no-show, with players acting as umpires until the second inning.

The game was also called after just five innings because there were other games scheduled for the field.

The loss was the first for the Eagles on their big three-state, nine-day, 13-game road trip, with the Humboldt all-star team winning all four of their games over the weekend.

C.J. Van Meter took the loss on the mound against the Muckdogs, one of the premier American Legion programs on the West Coast, allowing all eight runs.

At the plate, Garrison Finck continued his impressive road trip with a pair of hits, including a double and an RBI.

Cameron Saso also has impressed early on the big road trip and had a hit and an RBI against the Muckdogs.

Dustin Ireland and Hunter Davis each added a base hit for the Eagles, who dropped to 10-3.

The two teams will close out a three-game series with a doubleheader on Tuesday, with first pitch set for 10 a.m.

NH Giants lose a close one

The Giants gave up two runs in the bottom of the sixth on the way to a one-run loss in a close back-and-forth matchup at Chico.

The Giants scored two runs in the top of the first inning, but trailed 3-2 going into the fifth inning.

Two mores run in the top of the fifth, however,  saw them re-take the lead, only for the home team to rally late to sneak the win.

Several players contributed for Northern Humboldt, with eight hits from eight different players, including a triple by Porter Price and doubles by Kaden Ritter, Mason Nichols, Alex Gorge and Jake Reeser.

Ritter also had two RBIs.

Cayden Lee, Nick Parker and Vincent Agliolo each also had a base hit in the loss.

Ritter took the loss on the mound, pitching 5.2 innings and allowing five runs on eight hits while striking out five.

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