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Eagles fall to the Mustangs in tourney decider

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File photo – Keenan Morris

The Humboldt Eagles 19Us lost 5-1 to the Medford Mustangs on Sunday afternoon in the championship game at the season-concluding West Coast Invitational Baseball Classic in Grants Pass.

After winning their semifinal earlier in the day on a Parker Rodgers walk-off RBI single, the Eagles were unable to carry the momentum into the tourney decider, in what was a well-pitched affair.

The Mustangs scored all five of their runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to break open a scoreless game, and that would prove to be the difference.

Keenan Morris, who has been remarkably consistent all summer for the Humboldt all-star team, hit a sixth-inning solo home run for the Eagles’ only score of the afternoon.

Cameron Saso took the loss on the mound, allowing four earned runs on three hits and five walks in four innings work and striking out five.

Lane Thrap relieved Saso in the fifth, allowing two hits and no walks, while striking out one.

Caleb Ruiz, Landon Gomes, Hayden Bode and Rodgers each also had a hit in the loss.

The Eagles, who enjoyed a stellar summer, closed out the season 35-11.

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