By Ray Hamill — The Eureka Loggers got some good news on Saturday, less than one day after losing their North Coast Section softball championship game to San Rafael.
Despite the 1-0 loss in the Division-3 decider, the Loggers have received one of the section’s three at-large berths for the NorCal Regional tournament.
And that means Friday’s loss, which was just the second of the year for Eureka, won’t end the season.
The Loggers were the top seed in the NCS Division-3 field and were ranked in the top five in the entire section for much of the spring.
They will join the Hoopa and McKinleyville girls and the St. Bernard’s boys — each of whom an NCS championship on Friday — in next week’s NorCals.
The brackets will be announced on Sunday, with the tournaments starting on Tuesday.