Fortuna’s Aaron Head-Mason and Arcata’s Vincent Agliolo each pitched a complete game and allowed only one hit each, with Head-Mason getting the win thanks to the game’s only run in the bottom of the third inning.
Daniel Osborne led off the inning with a walk, before stealing his way to second and then scoring on a Cole Ayala base hit.
“There were two outstanding pitching performances,” Fortuna head coach Andy Olsen said.
Head-Mason struck out eight and walked just one batter, throwing 91 pitches.
“He was very good today,” Olsen said. “He was very efficient and he had a good rhythm going.”
The senior pitcher got plenty of help from a Fortuna defense that did not commit any errors.
Osborne capped a strong all-around day with a couple of big catches in center field to deny the Arcata bats additional hits.
Agliolo struck out seven and walked five in the loss.
“It was a big win for us,” Olsen said. “That was a quality win against a very good team.”
Isaiah Levy had Arcata’s only hit of the game, a double in the sixth.
Fortuna improved to 3-1, while Arcata is now 2-1.
The two teams will meet in a doubleheader at the Arcata Ball Park on Friday with first pitch set for 5 p.m.
St. Bernard’s 12, Hoopa 0
The Crusaders scored runs in all five innings on the way to their third straight win over Little 4 opposition on Tuesday.
Cayden Lee finished 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs in the win, while outfielder Miciah Duncan continued his impressive start to the season with two hits, two runs and an RBI.
Brayden Luna also had two hits and three runs in the win, while Peyton Smith added a double and with Drew Vizenor and Nick Dugan each had a base hit.
Brody Tomlin got the win on the mound, allowing two hits and no walks in four innings, while striking out six.
Lee pitched one inning in relief.
Darvin Davis, Kagan Renteria and Bear Little each had a hit for Hoopa, which dropped to 1-3.
“We played better, but we still had a lot of little things that kill you,” Hoopa head coach John Snell said.
Next up, on Saturday Hoopa hosts Ferndale and St. Bernard’s (3-1) plays at South Fork.