BASEBALL ROUNDUP — Pitching leads the way on opening day

Ray Hamill/ – Arcata’s Finn McRea in action at the Arcata Ball Park on Wednesday.

Junior Finn McRea pitched five innings of no-hit ball against the Hoopa Warriors at the Arcata Ball Park on Wednesday, as the Arcata Tigers got the season off to a winning start with a 12-0 victory.

McRea struck out 13 batters and walked one.

Dean Wellick led the way at the plate, finishing 3-for-4.

“I thought we did a pretty good job of communicating out on the field early in the game,” Arcata head coach Troy Ghisetti said. “And I thought Finn McRea went out and competed and threw strikes.”

Riley Moser, Vincent Agliolo, Chet Keasey, Will Mager, Mason Nichols, Myles Oliver and Isaiah Levy each also had a hit.

“I think we have a long ways to go as far as our hitting, but we’ll continue to work on it,” Ghisetti said. 

Next up, the Tigers play at St. Bernard’s on Wednesday afternoon, while the Warriors play at South Fork on Saturday.

Ferndale 10, South Fork 3

Three different Ferndale pitchers combined to hold the Cubs to just two hits in a season-opening win at Newburg Park.

Vincent Meade pitched the first three innings for the win, allowing one hit and one walk and striking out five.

Fresh off the football field, Garrett Christiansen and Jenner Christiansen each pitched two strong innings in relief, with Garrett allowing one hit and Jenner none.

“I was happy with the pitching, especially with Garrett and Jenner getting just one day in before playing a game,” head coach Justin Andersen said. “All three of our pitchers looked good.”

Garrett Christiansen also had a big impact at the plate, finishing 3-for-3 with two RBIs, while Paden Prior was 2-for-3.

Jenner Christiansen, Kyler Raddlefinger and Meade each also had a hit, with Meade also driving in two runs.

For South Fork, Tanner Curran and Sean Hassall-Hoss each had a hit.

Next up this weekend, Ferndale plays St. Bernard’s and South Fork plays Hoopa.

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