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B52s, Crabs both win big again

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Photos by Ray Hamill/HumboldtSports.com – B52s baserunner Mateo Hamm slides safely back to first base as the ball gets away from the first baseman.

For the second straight night, both the Humboldt Crabs and Humboldt B52s cruised to easy wins on Saturday.

At Bomber Field in Eureka, the B52s rolled over NBO Baseball 17-0, racking up 20 hits in the win and improving to 19-9.

Karter Koch pitched the win, giving up just three hits in six shutout innings and striking out 12.

Several players had multiple hits for the home team, including Eric Smelko, Ethan Fischel, Cole Harper and Mateo Hamm, who finished with three hits each.

Jeff Giacomini, Brian Orr and Cody Banks each had two hits.

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B52s pitcher Karter Koch reacts during Saturday’s game.

The two clubs will close out a three-game stand at Bomber Field on Sunday at 12:05 p.m.

At the Arcata Ball Park, meanwhile, the Crabs rolled over the Ukiah Hawks 14-0, just one night after defeating them by a score of 20-0.

Former Fortuna High standout Kokko Figueiredo led the way at the plate, finishing 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs.

Riley Cleary had a home run and Damian Henderson and Kyle Knell each had a double.

Kyle Pruhsmeier pitched six scoreless innings for the win, allowing five hits and striking out eight.

The two clubs will play one final game on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

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