Cubs get two key wins over a Division-VI opponent

File photo – Tanner Curran

The South Fork Cubs got a couple of keys wins over a Division-VI opponent on Tuesday, traveling to Point Arena and coming away with a doubleheader sweep in baseball.

The Cubs won 5-4 and 14-4 in four innings.

Tanner Curran continued to impress and got the win on the mound in a tight opener, as well as finishing 2-for-4 at the plate and driving in two of his team’s runs.

According to head coach Chris Contreras, the Cubs made some mental errors on the base paths that led to some easy outs for the home team in game one, but their aggressive base stealing led to a balk, which gave the Cubs the game-winning run in the sixth.

Freshman Jasper Shafer got the save in relief of Curran, while Justin Freitas finished 2-for-4.

The Cubs’ bats stepped up in game two, with several players contributing, including Broc Contreras, who finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a pair of runs.

Makani Buck-Zulluim also had two hits and scored twice while Freitas capped a good day by going 1-for-1 with three runs.

John Harding got the win on the mound, allowing just two earned runs in four innings  and striking out five.

“We are definitely minimizing errors and our pitchers are throwing strikes and getting ahead in the counts,” Chris Contreras said.

The two wins over a Division-VI opponent will help South Fork when it comes to NCS playoff seeding.

The Cubs have now won four straight to go to 6-7 and have averaged more than 10 runs a game in that four-game winning streak.

South Fork, which is the No. 4 Division-VI team in the NCS, according to Max Preps, will host Potter Valley in a doubleheader on Friday, beginning at 4 p.m.

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