Softball championship on hold as doubleheaders postponed

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By Ray Hamill — The Eureka girls will have to wait a few more days before getting the opportunity to clinch the Big 5 softball championship outright.

The Loggers claimed at least a share of the title with a 10-0 win over Arcata on Wednesday, but a league finale doubleheader at Arcata scheduled for Saturday was postponed and will not be played until next week.

The teams are still working out the details of a make-up date, although it appears they could play on Tuesday.

A doubleheader between McKinleyville and Fortuna was also postponed on Saturday, as the league championship remains in the balance. It appears as if those games could be made up on Monday.

The Panthers are 7-3 in league play and Eureka is 9-1, with two games remaining each.

The Loggers still need one victory over Arcata (1-9 in the Big 5) to win the title outright, unless the Panthers drop one of their two remaining games.

Also at stake is the top seed for next week’s Charlie Lakin tournament, which gets under way on Wednesday, as well as a guaranteed home NCS playoff game.

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