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Pitching dominates again for Eagles 19U

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Photos by Ray Hamill/HumboldtSports.com – Humboldt’s Jaden Gorge slides into third base during Friday’s game against Mt. Shasta.

The Humboldt Eagles 19U bounced back from a 4-0 morning defeat to Team Australia Grey at Crusader Field on Friday to take game two of their doubleheader, a 6-1 league win over Mt. Shasta.

The Eagles enjoyed some outstanding pitching once again from their starters, but were unable to offer Gannon Cyphers much run support in the opener, managing just one hit for the game.

Cyphers, a 2018 Eureka graduate who plays at College of the Redwoods, gave up four unearned runs in the loss.

JB Lewis got the Eagles’ only hit of the game, as Team Australia came out with some dominating pitching of their own.

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Garrison Finck delivers a pitch.

In game two, Garrison Finck was every bit as impressive in a complete-game victory, striking out five and not walking anybody.

For the second straight day Scott Coffelt was instrumental in the win, as the Eagles struck early and made it count.

Coffelt hit a bases-clearing triple to give his team a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first and followed that moments later with a spectacular over-the-fence grab in center field to deny Mt. Shasta a home run.

Caleb Ruiz made it a four-run advantage in the bottom of the first, driving in Coffelt on a sacrifice groundout.

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Hunter Davis also had a big game for the Eagles, who improved to 19-7 overall and 3-0 in league play.

Davis finished 2-for-3 with a home run, while teammate Jaden Gorge was also 2-for-3.

The Eagles continue their busy week on Saturday with two more games, both at Redwoods Fields in Cutten.

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The Eagles play a non-league game against Red Bluff at 12:30 p.m. and then play Mt. Shasta in another league encounter at 3:30 p.m.

Kalebh Hill and Caleb Ruiz will get the starts on the mound.

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