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Home runs lift red-hot Crabs past B52s

The Humboldt Crabs got the better of the Humboldt B52s for the third time in three matchups this season at the Arcata ball Park on Tuesday night, coming from behind for a 4-1 win.

The Crabs broke a 1-1 tie with three runs in the bottom of the sixth and had a pair of home runs, one each by Bryce Kirk and Kyle Knell.

The win was the 10th straight for the Crabs, who improved to 27-13.

Tyler Condie got the win on the mound, pitching seven innings and allowing eight hits, while striking out nine.

Cade Sheets had a big performance for the B52s, pitching five strong innings and allowing just two hits and one run.

Ryan Rivera got the loss in relief.

At the plate for the B52s, Eric Smelko had two hits, a triple and a double, while Cole Harper and Matt Mascio each also had two hits.

With the loss, the B52s dropped to 22-12.

The Crabs will play the Redding Ringtails in a single game at the Arcata Ball Park on Wednesday night.

The B52s host the Arcata Skunks on Wednesday night at Bomber Field.

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