By Ray Hamill — Former Arcata Tiger Jaden Gorge continues to feature among the Golden Valley Conference leaders in baseball.
Gorge, who plays for Shasta College, finished 2-for-3 with two doubles, two RBIs and a stolen base in a 14-13 win over Feather River in 12 innings on Thursday.
The Knights dropped game two of the doubleheader, 12-7, and are now 7-9 on the season.
Gorge continues to be a definite bright spot for the team and is batting .459 through 16 games, having hit successfully in 15 of them.
His average is the second best in the conference, trailing only Lassen’s Tradd Richardson, who is batting .489.
Third best is Spencer Roach of College of the Redwoods who has a .426 average.
Gorge is also tied for second best in conference with seven stolen bases.
Shasta plays two games at Feather River on Saturday and Gorge will be back in Humboldt County on Saturday, May 15, when the Knights play two games against CR at Bomber Field in Eureka.
Figueiredo continues to shine for Eagles
Former Fortuna and College of the Redwoods standout Kokko Figueiredo remained hot at the plate for Division-I North Carolina Central University.
The senior has hit successfully in seven straight games, including going 2-for-2 with two RBIs and two runs scored against North Carolina A&T last weekend.
Figueiredo had two more hits in a 10-0 win over Delaware State on Friday and is now batting .320 with seven doubles and two home runs
The 19-17 Eagles play three more games against Delaware State this weekend.
Smith leads his team in multiple categories
Former McKinleyville Panther Jacob Smith went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple and three RBIs for Carleton College in a 21-9 victory over Macalester College last weekend.
For the season, Smith is batting .247 with team highs in doubles (six), triples (two) and home runs (two).
He has started all 22 games for the 4-18 Knights and also leads the team with 12 RBIs.
Carleton is a Division-III program in Minnesota.