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Mistakes prove costly for Eagles against Medford


File photo – Branson Gabs

Walks and errors proved costly for the Humboldt Eagles 19Us at the Roseburg tournament early on Saturday, as they suffered their first loss in tourney play, falling 10-0 to Medford in six innings.

Medford sealed the win on a walk-off grand slam.

The result, however, is not that detrimental for the Eagles, who have already qualified for Sunday’s tournament final four.

The Eagles play a second game of a split doubleheader on Saturday evening at 5 p.m.

Branson Gans got the start on the mound against Medford, tossing 3.2 hitless innings, while walking seven and striking out five.

Hayden Bode pitched in relief, walking four more while striking out two.

The Eagles defense committed three errors behind their pitchers.

At the plate, Bode remained red-hot, finishing 2-for-3 with another double. For the tournament, the soon-to-be Eureka senior is now 10-for-12 with three doubles.

Jaden Gorge and Keenan Morris also continued to impress at the tournament, with each finishing 2-for-3.

Caleb Ruiz rounded out a seven-hit team performance.

Lane Thrap is scheduled to start on the mound against the Portland Lumberjacks on Saturday evening.

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