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SATURDAY BASEBALL — Eagles 19Us drop two vs. Medford; Giants split

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File photo – Humboldt’s Parker Rodgers, left, and Nick Dugan

The Humboldt Eagles 19Us lost both ends of a tightly-contested doubleheader of baseball action at Medford on Saturday, falling 2-1 and 5-3 to the Mustangs.

CJ Van Meter pitched six strong innings in the opener, allowing just two runs on three hits and four walks, while striking out five.

He got little help at the plate, however, as the high-flying Eagles offense of recent weeks was held to just four base hits.

Caleb Ruiz had a double and drove home Jaden Gorge for the Eagles’ only run of the game, while Bode Joyner also had a double and both Cameron Saso and Parker Rodgers each had a base hit.

Game two was a slightly higher scoring affair, with the home team holding on late for the win.

Lane Thrap led the Eagles at the plate, finishing 2-for-3 with a double and a run, while teammate Corbin Eichin went 2-for-2 with a run scored.

Landon Gomes and Cole Ayala each also had a hit to round out a six-hit team performance.

Nick Dugan took the loss on the mound, pitching four innings and allowing four earned runs on four hits and six walks, while striking out six.

Keenan Morris pitched two innings in relief, allowing three hits and three walks.

With the losses, the Eagles are now 29-9 on the season.

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Photo by Buzz parker – Northern Humboldt’s Riley Bates in action in Brookings on Saturday.

NH Giants split doubleheader

Playing at the Beat the Heat tournament in Brookings, the Northern Humboldt Giants split a pair of games against Siskiyou on Saturday, losing 9-3 in game one, before bouncing back to take the nightcap, 4-3.

Will Mager pitched five strong innings for the win in game two, as the Giants opened up a four-run lead before Siskiyou scored three runs in the final two innings to make for a tight finish.

The Giants are now 1-2 at the tournament.

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