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BASEBALL ROUNDUP — Eagles bounce back to beat the Challengers

 

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Photos by Mark Gorge

It took them a while, but the Humboldt Eagles 19Us finally got the better of a tough Eugene Challengers team on Saturday evening, taking game two of a doubleheader in Eugene, 10-5.

Earlier in the day, the Challengers beat the Eagles for the third time this season, 13-1 in five innings.

The Eagles’ bats came out swinging in game two, with eight different players combining for 12 hits, including Cameron Saso, who was 2-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and two runs.

Caleb Ruiz, Bode Joyner and Corbin Eichin each also had a pair of hits in the win, as the Eagles split a doubleheader for the second straight day and are now 25-6.

Zac Anderson, Keenan Morris, Branson Gans and Parker Rodgers each also had a hit, with Rodgers driving in a pair of runs on a squeeze play.

The Eagles scored six runs in the top of the third to break a 1-1 tie, and that was enough for pitcher Merek Sears, who got the win.

Sears pitched four innings, allowing one run on two hits and no walks, while striking out six.

Game one was a different story, however, as the Challengers scored four times in the bottom of the first and never looked back, adding nine more over the fourth and fifth innings to end the game early.

The Eagles had five hits in the loss, including a double and an RBI by Morris.

Anderson, Eichin, Saso and Lane Thrap each also had a hit.

Gans took the loss on the mound.

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Photos by Mark Gorge

Eagles 17Us fall to River City

The Eagles 17Us lost for the second straight night at Grants Pass, falling 16-4 to the River City 19Us on Saturday.

Ethan Pesch pitched four strong innings for the Eagles, combining well with Tyler Dimmick, who had a good game behind the plate.

Aidan Dorsch provided the offensive highlight with a two-run home run, while Jeran Ford added a double.

With the loss, the Eagles are now 10-6 on the season.

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