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Errors prove costly for Crabs against the Blues

File photo – Caleb Ruiz

Cameron Saso got his first hit for the Humboldt Crabs on Friday night, but the team lost for the first time this summer, falling 8-6 to the San Luis Obispo Blues at the Arcata Ball Park.

The Crabs, who are now 3-1, rallied to score three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning after the Blues had broke open a tight game with five runs in the top of the fifth.

Saso, a former McKinleyville Panther who reached the California JC state championships this spring with Lake Folsom College, finished 1-for-4.

Unfortunately for the Crabs, they had more errors than hits (6-5).

St. Bernard’s graduate Caleb Ruiz pitched five innings in relief of starter Ethan Brodsky and allowed just four hits and no walks while striking out five.

Brodsky took the loss, allowing three hits and three walks.

Only two of the Blues’ runs were earned.

The two teams will continue a three-game weekend series on Saturday night at 6:30 p.m.

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