A good weekend for the Loggers in softball and baseball

Ray Hamill/ – Kira Morris in action at the Crusader Classic.

It was a good weekend for the Eureka Loggers in softball and baseball, with both teams going a combined 5-0.

Junior Kira Morris continued her sensational start to the new season for the girls and pitched all three wins at the Crusader Classic, including a no-hitter against Arcata on Saturday.

The Eureka girls beat Del Norte 6-0 to open tournament play on Friday evening and followed that with a 5-0 victory over Arcata on Saturday morning and a 9-0 win over Etna in the championship game.

The Eureka boys, meanwhile, won a pair of games at Santa Rosa on Saturday, 15-7 and 11-8 in eight innings.

Morris was named tournament MVP as she continues to light it up in the circle, allowing just two hits in the three weekend games, while striking out 38 batters in 18 innings.

For the season, the Eureka standout now has three no-hitters in six outings.

Against Etna, she struck out 16 of the 21 batters she faced and allowed just one base hit.

The junior was equally impressive at the plate, finishing 3-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs against Arcata, and then going 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs against Etna.

McKenna Beach also continued to impress this weekend on both sides of the plate and was named to the all-tournament team.

The team’s starting catcher was 4-for-7 with a triple and two doubles in the two games on Saturday.

Maeghan Hampton also had a base hit and a stolen base in the championship game.

The Loggers, who are now 7-0, will open the Big 5 at home to McKinleyville on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

McKenna Beach


Eureka 15, Santa Rosa 7

Eureka 11, Santa Rosa 8, 8 innings

The Eureka boys won a pair of high-scoring games at Santa Rosa on Saturday, with 11 different players hitting successfully.

Senior Jackson Giacone finished 4-for-4 with a triple, two doubles, three runs and a pair of RBIs in game one, and added another hit and two more runs in game two.

Junior Myles Standish also continued to impress both on the hill and at the plate.

Standish got the win in game one, allowing seven hits and a walk in 4.1 innings, while striking out nine.

He helped his own cause at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and scoring three runs.

Fellow junior Rogan Bode also was instrumental in the sweep, finishing 3-for-5 with a triple, a double and five RBIs in the second game, after going 1-for-3 with three runs in the opener.

Bode also got the win on the mound in game two in relief of starter Cooper Ohlsen.

Richard Reeves, who head coach Jeff Giacomini described as the team’s most improved player this year, was 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI in game two, while teammates Mateo Guitierrez and Abel Lopez each had two hits, including a double by Guitierrez.

Caden Vance added a base hit in both games and had four RBIs on the day, while also pitching well in relief in the opener.

Cole Zeller also had a hit in each game and scored three runs, while Robert Williams, Ean Savage and Michael Jewell each also had a base hit.

Ohlsen pitched five solid innings in game two, allowing eight hits in 5.1 innings, with Guitierrez also pitching in relief.

The Eureka boys are now 4-6 and will open the Big 5 at home to McKinleyville on Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m. at Bomber Field.

Categories: baseball, Eureka, Softball

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