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Going out in style, Gorge leads Shasta to extra-innings win at CR

Arcata’s Jaden Gorge closed out his JC career with a big game-winning RBI double in extra innings on Thursday afternoon, as the Shasta Knights swept a two-game series against College of the Redwoods in Eureka.

Check out video highlights of Gorge’s big hit above …

The Knights, who won their last three games of the season to edge the Corsairs for fourth in the Golden Valley Conference, defeated CR 12-6 on Wednesday and 8-7 in 11 innings on Thursday.

And Gorge, a 2019 Arcata High graduate, played a big role for his team down the stretch, hitting four doubles in his final three games, including three against the Corsairs.

Gorge finished 3-for-6 with two doubles, two RBIs and a run in Thursday’s win, after going 1-for-5 with a double, a walk, three RBIs and three runs on Wednesday.

For the season, Gorge hit .297 with 30 RBIs.

For CR, Taylor Steig also closed out a big season for CR with three hits in Wednesday’s loss, including a home run and two doubles, while Gorge’s former Arcata teammate Mason Nichols was 1-for-4.

Submitted photo – The Corsairs tied Thursday’s game in the bottom of the ninth to force extra innings.

Evan Stauch had four hits in Thursday’s loss, including a triple and two doubles, while Jake Agarwal and Max Merian each had three hits, including a home run for Agarwal.

CR closes out the season 5-20 in the Golden Valley Conference and 11-27 overall, while Shasta closes out 8-17 and 13-26.

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