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Crabs and B52s overcome early six-run deficits on the road

The Humboldt Crabs pulled out arguably their most impressive win of the season so far at Healdsburg on Thursday night, defeating the mighty Prune Packers 12-7.

In Redding, meanwhile, the Humboldt B52s got back to winning ways, getting the better of the Colt 45’s 14-8.

The loss ends a two-game losing skid for the B52s, who remarkably scored all 14 of their runs in the top of the sixth inning, overcoming an early 6-0 deficit.

Brian Orr led a 14-hit team performance with three hits and two RBIs, while Braeden Holliday continued his impressive summer campaign, going 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

Karter Koch and Matt Mascio each had two hits in the win, including a double, as the B52s improved to 8-6.

In his first game with the team, Keegan Beebe got the win on the mound in relief of starter Craig Broadman, who pitched four innings.

In Healdsburg, meanwhile, the Crabs got a much-needed boost with an impressive win over the high-flying Prune Packers.

Even more impressively, they also had to overcome an early six-run deficit, scoring eight runs in the sixth and seventh innings combined.

Dom Souto and Dawson Bacho each had a home run in the win, as the Crabs racked up their 12 runs on 14 hits.

Souto and Bryce Kirk each finished with three hits in the win, while Fortuna’s Kokko Figueiredo  finished 2-for-3 with a pair of walks.

Bryce Short got the win on the mound in relief, allowing one hit and one walk in two innings.

With the win, the Crabs improved to 6-9.

The Crabs will begin a three-game series in Lincoln on Friday night, before returning home to play the B52s in a pair of games next week.

The B52s continue their three-game stand in Redding with a game Friday night.

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