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A day to remember for the Tigers in impressive doubleheader sweep

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The Arcata Tigers blasted six home runs, including four grand slams, in a doubleheader sweep at Kelseyville on Saturday, turning in as impressive an offensive showing as long-time head coach Troy Ghisetti has ever seen.

“In 28 years, I have never seen an offense that stepped up like this for a doubleheader,” he said.

The Tigers won 14-1 in six innings and 21-0 in five innings, and they did it against some quality Kelseyville pitching, according to the coach.

“I thought their pitching was very competitive,” he said. “Our kids took good hacks at the plate.”

Nick Parker had an inning he won’t easily forget to start game two, hitting a lead-off home run and following that with a grand slam later in the same inning as Arcata went to bat 15 times.

With the win, the high-flying Tigers improved to 6-0 and continue to show why they will be the team to beat when league play rolls around next week.

The Tigers racked up 15 hits in game one, with senior Vincent Agliolo leading the way at the plate and on the mound.

Agliolo was 4-for-5 with a grand slam and a double, while also pitching five strong innings, allowing just one hit and no walks and striking out seven.

Will Mager was 2-for-2 with a home run, while Parker was 2-for-3 with a triple and a double and Alex Gorge was 2-for-5 with a double.

Wilson Medina also had two hits, while Finn McRae, Anthony Ebert and Isaiah Levy each added a hit and Miles Oliver pitched one inning in relief to help seal the win.

The relentless offense continued in game two.

Mager was 4-for-5 with a grand slam; Agliolo was 2-for-34 with a home run; Gorge and McRae each had two hits; and Medina, Chet Keasey and Isaiah Preciado each had a hit.

McRae pitched three innings for the win, allowing just two hits and two walks and striking out four, with Parker throwing two strong innings in relief.

The Tigers will have a bye in league play next week and will play at St. Bernard’s in a high-anticipated non-league showdown on Thursday. 

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