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Legion Roundup — Eagles continue to roll; Giants split

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Photos by Buzz Parker – The Northern Humboldt Giants split two games in Reno on Friday.

The Humboldt Eagles 19U swept a second straight doubleheader in Oregon on Friday, while improving to 8-2 on their current 13-game road trip.

The Eagles defeated Medford 4-2 in game one and took the nightcap 9-3.

In other local American Legion baseball action on Friday, the Humboldt Eagles 17U won two more games at the Muckdogs tournament in Reno, defeating the West Coast Kings 12-4 in their opener and then posting an impressive 5-4 win over the hosts.

Also in Reno, the Northern Humboldt Giants 17U split a pair of games, defeating Fairfield 5-4 and losing to Best Speed 10-4.

In the 16U bracket, the Northern Humboldt Knights defeated California Warriors 11-9 and the Humboldt Eagles fell 12-2 to WC Knights Black.

Munson, Hill set the tone for Eagles 19U

Brady Munson and Kalebh Hill led the way on the mound and at the plate, as the Eagles won both games at Medford.

Munson, according to coach Matt Tomlin, was “outstanding” in game two, allowing just three hits in six innings work for the win.

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Photos by Buzz Parker – The Humboldt Eagles 16U were in action in Reno on Friday.

The outgoing Eureka senior who will play at Shasta College next year, got plenty of offensive help with Hill and Damien Shelton each finishing 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

Cody Emmons, Gannon Cyphers and Landon Gomes each added a hit in the win.

Earlier in the day, Hill pitched five strong innings for the win, allowing two runs on five hits.

Munson was instrumental again, this time at the plate, finishing with a pair of hits, while JB Lewis was 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI, and Hunter Davis was 1-for-2 with an RBI.

The Eagles, who are 13-4 overall, will continue their big road trip at Roseburg in Oregon on Saturday night at 6 p.m.

Eagles 17U go to 3-0 in Reno

Bode Joyner hit a pair of home runs in a 12-4 win over the Kings, as the Eagles bats came out swinging hard yet again on Friday morning.

In addition to Joyner’s big blasts, Keenan Morris also had a home run, while Hayden Bode was 3-for-3 with three doubles.

Zac Anderson and Lane Thrap each also had a pair of base hits in the win, while Brayden Youkey had a double.

Youkey got the win on the mound, pitching six innings in relief of Joyner, and allowing just one earned run.

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Photos by Buzz Parker – The Northern Humboldt Knights won on Friday.

Game two was a much closer affair, with the Eagles coming out on top by just one run against the host team.

Nick Dugan pitched six-plus innings for the win, holding the Muckdogs to just two hits and striking out 12.

At the plate, Morris and Thrap each had two hits, including a double, while Parker Rodgers also had a double and Joyner capped a big day with two more RBIs.

The Eagles play two more tournament pool games on Saturday.

Giants split again

The Northern Humboldt Giants split two more games in Reno on Friday, defeating Fairfield 5-4 in their opener, before falling to Best Speed 10-4 in the nightcap.

The Giants rallied late in the first game, scoring five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to overcome a four-run deficit.

Mason Nichols led the way at the plate, finishing 2-for-3 with a double.

Xavier Finegan got the win on the mound, pitching all seven innings and giving up just five hits, while striking out seven.

The Giants had nine hits in the win.

Against Best Speed, the Giants led early but saw the advantage slip away when they gave up five runs in the top of the third.

Finegan and Nick Parker each finished with a pair of base hits in the loss, including a double each, while Kaden Ritter, Nichols and Alex Gorge each added a hit.

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