Big sixth inning lifts Loggers past the Warriors in Del Norte

File photo – Eureka’s Jackson Giacone

The Eureka Loggers scored six runs in the top of the sixth inning to break open a tight game on the way to a 13-6 win at Del Norte in Big 5 baseball on Friday afternoon.

The victory keeps the Loggers unbeaten in the Big 5, as they improved to 4-0 in league and 8-6 overall.

“We made too many mistakes defensively to beat a good team like Eureka,” Del Norte head coach Roger Schultz said. 

The Warriors kept it close for much of the game, however, and trailed the league leaders by just one run heading into the sixth.

Myles Standish pitched 4.1 innings for the win, allowing seven hits and two walks and striking out seven, with young brother Sebastien Standish pitching the final 2.2 innings and allowing just one hit and two walks.

The older Standish also had an impact at the plate, finishing 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs, while teammate Rogan Bode was 2-for-5 with a double and three RBIs.

Richard Reeves added two hits, including a triple, while Abel Lopez was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Senior Jackson Giacone reached base four times, finishing 1-for-2 with a double, a walk and two hit by pitches.

Cole Zeller added a hit and scored twice, Caden Vance had a double and two RBIs, and Sebastian Standish was 1-for-1.

Ethan Thomas remained hot at the plate for the home team and finished 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs, while William Bommeyln and Brody Mattz each also had two hits.

Jared Dixon also had a double for the Warriors, who dropped to 1-6 in league play and 4-8 overall.

“We just need to string a few more hits together, shore up a couple of defensive miscues and we will be right there,” Schiultz said. “I know these boys are on the verge of breaking out and showing the Big 5 how good they can be.”

The two teams will play a doubleheader at the Redwood Fields in Cutten on Saturday, with first pitch set for 2:30 p.m.

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