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NH Giants close out strong to take tournament in Brookings

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Photos by Buzz Parker

After dropping their opening two games at the Beat the Heat tournament in Brookings, the Northern Humboldt Giants rebounded to win three straight to take the championship and close out their season on a high.

On Sunday, the Giants edged close rivals the Humboldt Eagles 8-7 in an elimination game and followed that with an 11-8 win over Fort Bragg in the championship game.

Against the Eagles, Mason Nichols had a grand slam, while Jared Dixon finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Cayden Lee and Alex Gorge each also had a base hit in the win as the Giants rallied from an early four-run deficit with five runs in the top of the third inning.

Austin McConnell and Tyler Dimmick each had two base hits for the Eagles, while Regan Nyberg, Gavin Brooks, Brayden Youkey, Caden Vance and Curtis Edge each had a base hit.

Nick Parker got the win on the mound in relief of starter Vincent Agliolo.

Photos by Buzz Parker

The Giants carried the momentum into game two, scoring five runs in the first inning and leading by nine runs after three to take control early.

Five different Giants players finished with multiple hits in the win, including Will Mager who was 3-for-4.

Drew Vizenor, Agliolo, Parker and Lee each had two hits, with Vizenor scoring four runs and Parker scoring two and driving in two.

Nichols pitched the opening 3.1 innings for the win, with Gorge, Lee and Dixon each pitching in relief.

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