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Saturday’s Legion – 76ers win their second straight, Giants top Gridley


File photo – Wyatt Wilson

The Southern Humboldt 76ers made it two straight wins to open their own tournament, beating Red Bluff 7-5 on Saturday morning.

The 76ers also defeated Gridley 8-0 to begin the five-team round-robin tournament on Friday night.

Wyatt Wilson pitched five innings for the win against Red Bluff, allowing five runs on eight hits while striking out five and walking just one.

Ethan Ward led the 76ers at the plate, finishing 2-for-3 with a double, while Aaron Head-Mason and Garrett Christiansen each added a hit.

The tournament runs through Sunday with all games played at Newburg Park in Fortuna.

NH Giants 10, Gridley 2

The Giants won the first of two games at the Southern Humboldt 76ers tournament on Saturday, defeating Gridley 10-2.

Alex Gorge pitched all six innings for the win, allowing just two unearned runs on six hits while striking out nine and walking none.

At the plate, Dean Wellik paced the team, finishing 3-for-3 with two runs scored, while Mason Nichols and Jake Reeser each had two hits, including a triple by Nichols.

Kyler Carr added a double, while Cayden Lee, Vincent Agliolo, Kaden Ritter and Asher Meadows rounded out a 12-hit team performance.

Lee also drove in two runs.

NH Giants 8, SH 76ers 1

The Giants got the better of their county rivals in the final game of the day on Saturday night.

Christiansen pitched 5.2 innings for the 76ers and took the loss on the mound, allowing two earned runs on two hits and three walks, while striking out five.

Ward had another productive game at the plate, finishing 2-for-3 in the loss, while teammates Kaydon Pogue and Jared Egan each had a hit.

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