American Legion

Eagles 19Us win again at NorCal Country Classic


File photo – Jaden Gorge

The Humboldt Eagles 19Us made it two wins in two games at the Northern California Country Classic on Friday afternoon, defeating Fairfield 6-4 at Yreka.

The Eagles scored three times in the top of the sixth to break open a tight game and take a 6-2 lead, and were able to hold on after that despite giving up two runs in the bottom of the seventh.

Jaden Gorge led the way at the plate, finishing 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs.

Hayden Bode was 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run, and also got the win on the mound in relief of starter CJ Van Meter.

Bode threw the final 2.2 innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits and striking out two.

Van Meter was solid for the opening 4.1 innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits and three walks, while striking out three.

Cole Ayala added a base hit and two RBIs, while Caleb Ruiz and Landon Gomes each was 1-for-3, with Ruiz scoring a run and Gomes driving in a score.

Cameron Saso also had a run and an RBI, while Bode Joyner added a run.

The Eagles, who are 2-0 at the tournament and 20-4 on the season, will be back in action on Friday night, playing Siskiyou at 7 p.m.

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