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Ethan Fischel gets his first hit as a Crabs player

Photos by Ray Hamill/HumboldtSports.com – Ethan Fischel in action for the Humboldt Crabs on Friday night.

Former Eureka Logger Ethan Fischel got his first hit as a Humboldt Crabs player on Saturday night, as the team bounced back from a season-opening defeat on Friday.

Fischel, one of three locals playing for the team this summer, finished 1-for-4 with a run scored in a 4-1 win over the visiting Lincoln Potters.

The Potters won the season opener on Friday night by a score of 9-5, and the two teams will close out a three-game weekend series at the Arcata Ball Park on Sunday afternoon.

Friday night’s game was a back-and-forth affair, with the Crabs taking an early two-run lead and then tying things up at 5-5 with three runs in the bottom of the seventh.

The visitors, however, scored four unanswered runs over the final two innings to take the victory.

The game was the first for the long-standing local club in almost two years because of the pandemic.

Drake Digiorno led a four-hit Crabs performance. finishing 2-for-4 with a double, while teammate Andrew Allanson also had a double.

Crabs fans were allowed at the ball park for the first time in almost two years on Friday night.

The team used three different pitchers, with reliever Wesley Harper taking the loss.

The Crabs scored early again on Saturday, but this time they never trailed.

A trio of pitchers were in commanding form, including starter Cole Tremain, who allowed just three hits in five scoreless innings and struck out seven.

Digiorno, Dylan McPhillips and Aaron Casillas each had two hits in the win, including doubles by Digiorno and McPhillips.

A second former Eureka Logger, Aidan Morris, was also in action for the team on Friday night.

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