American Legion

Eagles 19Us trending in the right direction with impressive win


File photo – The Humboldt Eagles 19Us got the better of the Medford Mustangs 6-5 on Thursday night.

The Humboldt Eagles 19Us held on for an impressive win in American Legion baseball action on Thursday on opening night at the Medford tournament.

The Eagles overcame a two-run deficit with runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings on the way to a 6-5 win over the Medford Mustangs.

“We made the plays we had to,” head coach Jeff Mielke said. “We did the little things. It was a positive sign. We’re trending in the right direction.”

Caden Vance continued his impressive year in sports with a big outing on the mound.

The multi-sport standout pitched all seven innings for the win, allowing eight hits and no walks, while striking out one.

“Caden Vance pitched a gem,” Mielke said.

Landon Gomes, Connor Johnson and Matt Letter each finished with two hits in the win, with Gomes also driving in two runs.

Parker Rodgers added a double and two RBIs, while Keenan Morris, Daniel Osborne, Mason Nichols and Jeran Ford each also had a hit.

Mielke praised his players for remaining positive and picking each other up, as they put together some clutch hits when they needed them.

“We had timely hitting and that’s important to play good baseball,” he said. “That’s definitely a part of developing into a good baseball team.”

The improving Eagles are now 3-9 and will continue tournament play on Friday night.

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