American Legion

Local players shine on both teams, as Crabs host the Eagles

File photo – Caleb Ruiz got his second win of the summer season on Tuesday night.

The Humboldt Crabs won their seventh straight game on Tuesday night, getting the better of the Humboldt Eagles 19U American Legion team 8-1 at the Arcata Ball Park.

The Crabs scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth to take control of a tight game, and held on down the stretch with the team pitching continuing to dominate.

Former St. Bernard’s standout Caleb Ruiz got the start on the mound for the Crabs and posted his second win of the summer.

Ruiz, who has yet to allow an earned run this season, gave up three hits and two walks in three innings, while striking out six.

The Crabs went deep to their bullpen after that, giving six other pitchers an inning each.

Another local starred for the team in the win, with former Eureka standout Aidan Morris hitting the team’s first home run of the summer.

Konner Kinkade, David Morgan and Andrew Allanson each also had two hits in the win.

Recent Eureka High graduate Hayden Bode got the start on the mound for the Eagles, a team featuring all local high school and college players.

Bode pitched four solid innings, allowing two hits and seven walks, while striking out four.

Corbin Eichin and Daniel Minton each threw in relief, with Minton also impressing and giving up just one hit and two walks in three innings, while striking out two.

Parker Rodgers led the way at the plate for the Eagles, finishing 2-for-4, with additional hits from Mason Nichols, Jaden Gorge, Hunter Davis and Jeran Ford.

With the loss, the Eagles dropped to 1-4, while the Crabs are now 7-1.

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