The Arcata Tigers’ problems at the plate appear to be a thing of the past.
After starting the season slowly on offense, the Arcata bats have found their rhythm this week, as the Tigers stretched their winning streak to four straight with a doubleheader sweep at McKinleyville on Saturday.
The Tigers won 12-1 and 14-4.
Nick Parker had a huge day, pitching the win in game one and finishing 8-for-10 with a triple and three doubles over the two games.
“He’s stepped up,” Arcata head coach Troy Ghisetti said of the junior.
Parker pitched six innings for the win in the opener, allowing no earned runs on five hits and one walk, while also striking out 11.
Vincent Agliolo also had a big day, finishing with five hits, including a home run and two doubles.
So too did Finn McRea, who was 4-for-4 with a double in the second game after going 3-for-5 with a double in the opener.
McRea also got the win on the mound in game two, striking out 10 in six innings.
Alex Gorge added three hits in the opener, while Mason Nichols had two and Miles Oliver, Chet Keasey and Isaiah Levy one each.
“We were able to execute,” Ghisetti said. “We were able to put some pressure on McKinleyville, and when you do that the hits cone right behind that.
“Everything was hit hard. They’re doing a good job.”
Keasey also had a hit in game two, as did Elam Wright, while Riley Mosher was 2-for-3 with a double.
Oliver pitched an inning in relief in both games.
For McKinleyville, which dropped to 2-7, Corbin Eichin continued to lead the way on a young roster.
The senior standout finished with three hits on the day, as did the consistent Logan Maher, who is enjoying a solid season for the Panthers.
T-Ryan Stumpf also had a hit in each game, while Austin Brown was 1-for-4 with a double in the nightcap.
Riley Bates also had a hit, as did Jack Saso, Tenoche Tapia and Brayden Craven.
Bates and Craven took the losses on the mound.