Big brother walked away with bragging rights on Wednesday evening, when the Humboldt Eagles 17U American Legion baseball team won a matchup against the club’s 16U squad at the Redwood Fields in Cutten.
The 17Us won 5-0, improving to 3-3 on the early season.
Starting pitcher Tyler Dimmick was impressive on the mound on the way to earning the win, putting the ball in play and allowing his defense to make the plays behind him.
“I thought Tyler did a good job on the mound,” 17U head coach Jeff Mielke said.
Dimmick got plenty of help from his offense, with a balanced team performance at the plate.
Aidan Dorsch, Richard Reeves and Austin McConnell each had two hits in the win, including a double by McConnell, while Dorsch and Reeves each scored a run.
Jaren Ford and Regan Nyberg each also had a hit, with Nyberg also scoring a run.
Connor Johnson and Ethan Pesch each pitched an inning in relief, holding the younger Eagles at bay.
For the 16Us, Jack Saso continued his impressive start to the new season, finishing 3-for-3 with a double.
Myles Standish also had a double and got the start on the mound, impressing as one of five pitchers the Eagles used.
Camerin Goddard, Matteo Gutierrez , Brody Tomlin and Robert Williams each also pitched an inning in relief.
The Eagles 18U dropped to 1-4 on the young season.