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Gomes leads the way as Eagles 19U win two at Fairfield

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Photos by Shannon Donahue – Eagles head coach Matt Tomlin talks to his players at the Fairfield tournament this week.

The Humboldt Eagles 19U posted back-to-back wins to open play at the Western Amateur Baseball Federation tournament in Fairfield this week, defeating Yolo County 4-2 on Friday, one day after getting the better of TC legion 7-0.

Landon Gomes was instrumental in Friday’s win, pitching four scoreless innings in relief to pick up the victory, while striking out four and walking no one.

Gomes allowed just the one hit.

Kalebh Hill also impressed out of the bull pen, pitching the final two innings and holding the Yolo offense at bay to seal the win.

At the plate Cody Emmons and Gannon Cyphers each finished with a pair of hits, including a double by Cyphers.

Emmons also drove in two of his team’s runs.

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Photos by Shannon Donahue

Jaden Gorge and Cameron Saso was each also had a hit and an RBI.

Against TC Legion, the Eagles used six different pitchers, including C.J. Van Meter and Nick Dugan, who each had three strikeouts in one inning.

Gomes led the way at the plate, finishing 3-for-3 with an RBI, while Gorge was 2-for-3 with a double.

Dustin Ireland added two sacrifice flies and two RBIs.

With the two wins, the Eagles are now 2-0 at the Fairfield tournament and 25-7 overall.

They will continue tournament play with a pair of games against two tough opponents on Saturday, playing the West Coast Kings at 1 p.m. and the Fairfield Expos at 7 p.m.

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