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SUNDAY BASEBALL ROUNDUP — Eagles 19U sweep again


The Humboldt Eagles 19U quickly returned to winning ways on Sunday, sweeping a doubleheader of games to go 15-2 on the season.

The local American Legion club defeated Sacramento 911 by a score of 13-3 in the opener, before edging the NorCal Nationals 3-2 in eight innings in game two.

The eight-inning game was the second walk-off win for the team in four days.

The Eagles racked up 14 hits in the opener, led by Bode Joyner who finished 3-for-4 with an RBI.

Nick Dugan and Branson Gans each added two hits, with Gans also driving in three runs and Dugan one.

Corbin Eichin also had two hits and an RBI, while Keenan Morris continued his big weekend with another double.

Fortuna’s Cole Ayala pitched three innings for the win, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk, while striking out six.

Jaden Gorge pitched two innings in relief.

In game two, Gorge and Ayala each finished with two hits to pace the offense, while Cameron Saso was 1-for-2 with an RBI.

Lane Thrap got the win on the mound in relief, after Gans got the start and pitched four solid innings before giving way to Eichin, who also was solid in relief.

Hayden Bode and Parker Rodgers each had a hit in both games., while Caleb Ruiz and Morris rounded out a nine-hit team performance in the nightcap.

NH Knights 15U 3, Humboldt Eagles 16U 0

Miles Oliver pitched a complete-game two-hitter to lead the Knights to victory over their close rivals.

Oliver walked one and struck out eight.

“The pitching was lights out,” said Knights coach Sean Brantley.

The win ended up costing the coach after he made a promise to Oliver if he pitched well and finished with no more than one walk.

“Miles did it again,” the coach said. “I owe him another bag of snickers.”

The Knights had a balanced performance at the plate, with five different players getting a hit, including the in-form Elam Wright, who had a double.

Willie Bommilyn, Ty Ghisetti, Anthony Ebert and Ray Rusgrove each also had a hit.

Myles Standish and Matt Letter got the Eagles only two hits of the game, with Standish also solid on the mound, allowing just three runs on five hits and no walks, while also striking out eight.

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