The 17U Northern Humboldt Giants continued their impressive start to the American Legion baseball season with a pair of shutouts on Sunday.
The Giants beat the Southern Humboldt 76ers 11-0 in game one, and followed that with an eight-inning 0-0 tie against Fort Bragg.
Jason DeShaun was outstanding on the mound in the second game, giving up just two hits and three walks in eight innings, while striking out nine.
The Giants themselves were held to just four hits, but had their chances to win after loading the bases in the eighth.
William Bommelyn finished 2-for-3, while Vincent Agliolo was 1-for-2 with a double and Finn McRae was 1-for-3.
The Giants’ pitching was just as impressive in game one, with Jared Dixon throwing six innings for the win, while allowing just one hit.
Miles Oliver pitched one inning in relief.
Will Mager led the way at the plate for the Giants, who are now 7-1-1, finishing 2-for-3 with a triple.
Agliolo, Austin Brown and Issac Arriola each also had two hits in the win, while McRae, Ty Ghisetti, Ethan Thomas and Alex Gorge each also had a hit.
Eagles 19U get first win
The Humboldt Eagles 19Us got their first victory of the young season on Sunday, scoring seven late runs to beat the Medford Mustangs 8-6 and closing out the opening weekend 1-3 in Medford.
Daniel Osborne led the way at the plate in an 11-hit team performance, finishing 3-for-4 with three runs scored, while Jaden Gorge and Keenan Morris each had two hits, including a triple by Morris.
Gorge also pitched five innings, allowing nine hits and one walk and striking out four, with Morris throwing two strong innings to close out, as the Eagles scored seven runs in the final two innings to rally from a 6-1 deficit.
Mason Nichols, Parker Rodgers, Hunter Davis and Curtis Edge each also had a hit in the win.
The Eagles split two games on Sunday, also losing 9-4 to the Mustangs.
Daniel Minton had a double in the loss, while Gorge, Osborne, Morris, Nichols and Davis rounded out a six-hit team performance.
The Eagles led for much of the game, but saw a 4-1 lead disappear when they allowed six runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Edge pitched four strong innings for Humboldt, allowing three hits and striking out four in a no-decision.
The Eagles play the Humboldt Crabs at the Arcata Ball Park on Tuesday night.