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Morris continues to shine as Eagles 19Us split

Photos by Ray Hamill/ – Keenan Morris in action for the Eagles at Bomber Field in Eureka on Thursday.

Keenan Morris has been a continual bright spot for the Humboldt Eagles 19Us this summer in what has been an up-and-down campaign for the team.

In two games on Thursday, Morris finished with five hits, including four for extra bases, as the local American Legion club split a pair of games in Eureka.

The Eagles defeated Wilder Baseball 6-0 and lost to the Petaluma Leghorns 7-4.

Morris, a recent Eureka High grad who will play at Santa Rosa JC next year, finished 4-for-4 in the win with three doubles, and added a triple against Petaluma.

“It seems like when he goes, we go,” head coach Jeff Mielke said. 

His former Eureka High teammate, Caden Vance, pitched seven innings for the win against Wilder Baseball, giving up just two hits and two walks, while striking out six.

Landon Gomes also had a big day and has been another consistent contributor for the team this summer.

Gomes was 3-for-4 with a double against Petaluma to go with a double in the earlier game.

Hayden Bode delivers a pitch against Petaluma on Thursday.

Hunter Davis also had two hits in each game, including a double against Wilder, while Mason Nichols, Richard Reeves, Parker Rodgers Connor Johnson and Jeran Ford each also had a hit on the day.

Hayden Bode pitched five innings against Petaluma for a no-decision, allowing just one earned run on three hits and three walks and striking out three.

Xander Sorensen and Rodgers each threw an inning in relief, with Sorensen taking the loss.

Richard Reeves tags out a Petaluma runner at second base on Thursday.

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