American Legion

Bode playing like an all-star among all-stars


File photo – Hayden Bode

By Ray Hamill — It was quite the week for Eureka’s Hayden Bode.

Indeed it’s been quite the summer for him.

Bode has been a particularly pleasant surprise on a Humboldt Eagles 19U baseball team full of them, and is coming off a sensational week at the Roseburg tournament.

“He was the most valuable player of the tournament for us,” head coach Matt Tomlin said. “I really thought Hayden Bode stood out as an all-star this week.”

Bode has been a consistent threat for the Eagles this season both on the mound as the team’s closer and at the plate, but he took his offensive game to new heights in Roseburg.

Over the three days there, he was 12-for-15 with three doubles, including a 4-for-4 performance against the Ole Athletics on Friday.

He had multiple hits in all five of the Eagles’ games.

This is Bode’s first year with the 19Us after helping the Eagles 17U team win an American Legion state championship last summer.

The tournament was brought to a premature conclusion on Saturday, ending one day early.

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