American Legion

Local players begin American Legion baseball season

After a quick turnaround, many of the top local high school baseball players begin the American Legion baseball season this weekend, including the Northern Humboldt Giants.

The 17U Giants got their summer season started on Friday, winning 14-1 at Red Bluff.

Several Del Norte players had big games in the opener, including pitcher Ethan Thomas, who got the win on the mound.

Thomas allowed just one earned run on two hits in five innings, while striking out seven.

At the plate, Jared Dixon and Austin Brown each had three hits, including a double, while Vincent Agliolo was 2-for-3 with a double.

Jason DeShaun also had a double in the win, while Thomas, Chet Keasey, Isaac Arriola and Brody Mattz each also had a base hit.

The 1-0 Giants will play doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday including three games against the Redding Vipers.

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