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Corsairs complete weekend sweep, go to 6-0

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Ray Hamill/HumboldtSports.com – Caleb Ruiz

The Corsairs won just six games all of last year in baseball. On Saturday, just nine days into the 2020 season, they improved to 6-0 with a doubleheader sweep of Napa Valley.

And what’s more impressive is the way they’re winning games.

“I just think that we’ve been solid all the way around,” head coach Brad Morgan said after watching his team complete a four-game weekend sweep. “Coming back from a couple of deficits and fighting the whole game.

“Whether we were up or down, we had the same consistent effort. The underlying factor was playing hard the whole time.”

On Saturday, they won the opener 4-3 and took the nightcap 5-3.

Caleb Ruiz continued his impressive start to the new season in game one, pitching a complete game for the win and driving in Charles Morgan for the winning run on a walk-off single.

In six games, Ruiz already has two wins, two saves, a three-hit game and now a walk-off base hit.

“Caleb has been a huge factor for us,” Morgan said of the former St. Bernard’s Crusader. 

Ruiz gave up 10 hits in seven innings, while walking two and striking out eight.

At the plate, Gannon Cyphers got his first home run of the season.

Charles Morgan, who is also enjoying an impressive start to the season, finished 3-for-4 with an RBI in game two, and had two stolen bases.

On the mound, Bly Moser got the win, allowing three earned runs on six hits and two walks in six innings work, while striking out nine.

Isaiah Jimenez pitched one hitless inning for the save.

The CR men (6-0) hit the road to play a good Laney team next Friday.

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