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Eagles save Ruiz, Saso as they get set for season finale

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Ray Hamill/ – Caleb Ruiz

After winning their opening two games at the West Coast Invitational Baseball Classic this weekend, the Humboldt Eagles 19Us were able to set themselves up nicely for Sunday’s final four of tournament play.

The Eagles opened the tournament with a commanding 21-0 win over Ice Baseball on Thursday, and followed that with a come-from-behind 8-4 win over the host River Dawgs in Grants Pass on Friday.

The two wins sealed a top seed for Sunday’s final four at the eight-team event, meaning head coach Matt Tomlin and his staff were able to save aces Caleb Ruiz and Cameron Saso for the final day.

“We love the set up as we have our top two pitchers ready to go tomorrow,” Tomlin said on Saturday after seeing his team defeat Mudville 7-2 to win a third game at the tournament.

The Eagles will play an elimination semifinal on Sunday morning, where a win will send them on to an afternoon championship showdown.

And with a pair of aces ready to go, they should have every chance of closing out the summer season in style.

Ruiz will get the start in the open, with Saso ready to go in the championship game if they make it.

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