American Legion

Legion Roundup — Finck delivers as Eagles, Giants both split

The Humboldt Eagles 19U American Legion team got back to winning ways on Tuesday, defeating the Reno Muckdogs 8-1 in the opening game of a doubleheader in Reno, before dropping the nightcap 16-6.

In other Legion action, the Northern Humboldt Giants 17U fell 11-2 in five innings to Napa on the road, before bouncing back to beat Grass Valley 11-3 later in the day.

Garrison Finck was outstanding for the Eagles in the opener, striking out five in a complete-game performance for the win on the mound.

Scott Coffelt had the hot bat for the game, blasting a pair of home runs and driving home three of his team’s runs.

Cameron Saso and Landon Gomes each added a pair of hits in the win.

Saso continued to impress in the second game, finishing 3-for-3 to give him five hits and five RBIs on the day.

The Eagles are now 11-4.

NH Giants

The Northern Humboldt Giants gave up nine runs to Napa in the opening two innings of their first game on Tuesday.

The Giants had six hits for the game, including a pair of doubles by Jake Reeser, who also drove in one of his team’s two runs.

Kaden Ritter, Alex Gorge, Porter Price and Cayden Lee each also had a hit in the loss, with Lee driving in a run.

Dean Wellick took the loss on the mound.

Later in the day, the Giants got the better of Grass Valley, 11-3.

Trailing early in the game, the Northern Humboldt offense put up 10 runs between the fourth and sixth innings to take control.

Kyler carr had a big game at the plate, finishing 2-for-3 with a triple, while Lee added two doubles and three RBIs.

Gorge and Nick Parker each also had a pair of hits in the win, including a double by Parker, while Drew Viznor, Ritter, Price and Reeser each had a hit.

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