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Eagles return home after Roseburg tournament cut short

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Photo by Mark Gorge – Eagles head coach Matt Tomlin talks to his players on Saturday.

A great week ended prematurely for the Humboldt Eagles 19U on Saturday when the Roseburg tournament was cut short.

The local all-star American Legion team won its opening three games in tournament play, and had already qualified for Sunday’s playoff round.

On Saturday, however, tournament organizers brought the event to a premature conclusion when a player on a team the Eagles did not play tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Eagles lost both of their games on Saturday before the tournament was called, falling 10-0 to Medford and following that with a 5-3 loss to the Eugene Challengers.

Nick Dugan took the loss on the mound in game two, allowing four hits and five walks, while striking out six.

Walks plagued the Eagles all day, with four pitchers combining for 18 of them.

At the plate, Hayden Bode closed out a huge week with two more hits against the Challengers, with Cameron Saso and Keenan Morris each also finishing with two hits.

Cole Ayala, Drew Nylander and Caleb Ruiz rounded out a nine-hit team performance, with Saso, Landon Gomes and Lane Thrap each driving in a run.

The Eagles are now 18-4 on the season.

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  1. Why did they send the team back to roseburg, if they have all been exposed they should quarantine for 2 weeks where they got exposed? Why bring the virus back to roseburg. What a bunch of idiots.

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