American Legion

Rodgers walk-off hit sends Eagles into championship game


Parker Rodgers drove in the winning run on a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning on Sunday morning to send the Humboldt Eagles 19Us into the championship game at the West Coast Invitational Baseball Classic in Grants Pass.

The Eureka catcher lifted the Eagles to a 4-3 win over the Northwest Diamonds, setting up a tourney decider on Sunday afternoon.

Hayden Bode got the win on the mound in relief of starter Caleb Ruiz, pitching three scoreless innings and holding the Northwest bats hitless, while walking one and striking out three.

At the plate, eight different Eagles players combined for eight hits, including a triple by Keenan Morris and a double by Landon Gomes.

Bode also had a hit and drove in two runs, while Ruiz, Jaden Gorge, Cameron Saso and Cole Ayala each also had a hit.

Ruiz pitched four innings, allowing three early runs on four hits and six walks, while striking out one.

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