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Eagles 19Us bounce back from morning loss 


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The Humboldt Eagles 19Us dropped a morning game at their end-of-season tournament in Sacramento on Saturday, but bounced back to win in the afternoon.

The Eagles, who are now 1-2 in tournament play, lost 12-1 to the Zoots, and then beat the River Park Eagles 3-1.

Hayden Bode had a big day for Humboldt, pitching a complete-game seven innings for the  win against River Park.

The Eureka High graduate gave up just three hits and no earned runs, while walking three and striking out 10.

“Bode shut them down,” head coach Jeff Mielke said. “Even the run we gave up came kind of on an unforced error.”

Keenan Morris also continued to impress with a pair of hits in each game, including a double against the Zoots, while also scoring his team’s only run in the loss.

Against River Park, Hunter Davis added a big two-RBI double to give his team an early advantage.

Curtis Edge also had a double in the win, while Caden Vance, Mason Nichols and Connor Johnson each also had a hit.

“Timely hitting and quality pitching is going to win you a lot of games,” Mielke said.

Bode, Vance and Edge also each had a hit against the Zoots, while Ethan Pesch pitched five innings and took the loss.

Davis drove in the Eagles’ only run against the Zoots.

The Eagles close out the tournament and their season with two games on Sunday.


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