Eureka girls stretch winning streak to 11, claim at least a share of B5

File photo – Kira Morris

The Eureka girls notched their 20th win of the season on Wednesday afternoon, while claiming at least a share of the Big 5 championship in softball.

The Loggers defeated Arcata 10-1 at Washington Elementary School and improved to 20-1 overall and 9-1 in the Big 5 with two games remaining.

With their closest challengers in league play — the McKinleyville Panthers (7-3) — also winning on Wednesday, the Eureka girls still need at least one more win to secure the league pennant outright.

They will get the chance for that decisive victory in a league finale doubleheader at Arcata on Saturday.

Junior Kira Morris continued to impress in the pitcher’s circle on Wednesday, throwing a two-hitter for the win and striking out six in a complete game.

The Loggers ace is now 18-0 on the season with 182 strikeouts in 115.1 innings.

She also had a good day at the plate, finishing 1-for-3 with a two-run home run.

Senior McKenna Beach also had a big day and finished 3-for-4 with a double, while talented sophomore Kaitlin Giacone continued to impress and finished 1-for-4 with a three-run inside-the-park home run.

Freshman Jenna Renteria had both of the Tigers hits, as a young Arcata team dropped to 1-9 in the Big 5 and 4-11 overall.

Wednesday’s win was the 11th straight for the Eureka girls.

File photo – The Arcata Tigers.


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