Junior Caden Vance had a big day at the plate and on the mound, as the Eureka Loggers improved to 6-0 in the Big 5 with a doubleheader sweep of Del Norte at the Redwood Fields in Cutten on Saturday.
The Loggers won 10-3 and 11-1 in five innings and are now unbeaten in eight straight games.
Vance pitched a complete-game one-hitter in game two and added three doubles with eight RBIs over the two games.
The multi-sport standout walked two and struck out five in the win.
Cooper Ohlsen got the win on the mound in game one, pitching a complete game on just 86 pitches.
The efficient sophomore allowed eight hits and no walks, while striking out four.
Rogan Bode also had a big day for the league leaders, who hold a one-win lead over Arcata in the Big 5 standings.
Bode had three hits and two walks over the two games, while scoring five runs and driving in four more.
Freshman Robert Williams also had an impact at the plate in game two, finishing 2-for-2 and scoring three runs, while fellow freshman Cole Zeller reached base three times, on two walks and a hit by pitch.
Also in gamed two, Jackson Giacone was 1-for-3 with a walk and scored three runs, while Myles Standish and Ean Savage each went 1-for-3.
Eureka is now 10-6 overall.
William Bommelyn continued to impress for the visitors both offensively and defensively despite the losses.
But overall, it was a disappointing showing for the Warriors, who dropped to 1-8 in league play and 4-10 overall.
“Facing a good hitting team like Eureka puts a necessary emphasis on pitching and defense,” Del Norte head coach Roger Schultz said. “Unfortunately we just couldn’t meet our expectations in those categories.”
Preston Daniels got the start on the mound in game two and will “grow as a player with every game,” according to the coach.
“We will continue to work and grow as a team as well,” Schultz added. “And I will continue to expect good things from these young men every day.”