By Jake Knoeller, For HumboldtSports.com
(Jake Knoeller is an Arcata High graduate who will be attending Humboldt State and studying journalism. This summer, he will be contributing some stories to HumboldtSports.com.)
Aggressive base running paid dividends as the Humboldt Crabs rounded out their three-game series against the West Coast Kings on Sunday at the Arcata Ball Park with a 6-0 win.
Konner Kinkade led the way with three hits as the Crabs improved to 26-6 overall and won the weekend series 2-1.
Their three-run surge in the fifth inning gave them a 5-0 lead and brought them clear of the Kings.
Two of these runs occurred from a poorly handled pitch by the Kings, resulting in an error and two Crabs players sliding into home.
Luke Powell and Drake Digornio both had two hits for the Crabs.
Owen Stevenson had a sensational game pitching for the Crabs, only allowing one hit in six innings.
Sean Prozell and Chad Wilson took his place and closed the game in relief, also not allowing any runs.
Crabs manager Robin Guiver was very pleased with his team’s performance.
“We had a tough loss yesterday and we wanted to get the series win,” Guiver said. “We showed up today and Owen gave us a really good start and it was solid.”
The Crabs face off against the Redding Tigers this Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Arcata Ball Park.