Vincent Agliolo and Mason Nichols both had a huge day at the plate on Sunday, as the Humboldt Eagles 19Us split a road doubleheader against the Chico Nuts, taking game one 9-7 and losing an exciting nightcap 13-12 in eight innings.
The Eagles pounded out 31 hits over the two games, including six each from Agliolo and Nichols.
Agliolo finished 3-for-4 in each game and drove in three runs, while also getting the save on the mound in the opener.
Nichols had two hits in game one and went 4-for-5 with two RBIs in game two.
Aidan Dorsch also was 3-for-5 with two RBIs in game two.
Ethan Pesch pitched one scoreless inning in relief for the win on the mound in the opener, while Joey Quen took the loss in game two despite pitching “three great innings in relief,” according to head coach Matt Tomlin.
The Eagles trailed 9-3 going into the sixth inning of game two but battled back to force extra innings.
“I’m so proud of the effort these guys played with today,” Tomlin said. “It’s going to be a great summer.”
Also in game two, Jared Dixon had two hits, as did 17U catcher Michael Jewell, who was filling in behind the plate with some players unavailable.
Cayden Lee was 1-for-5 with three RBIs.
Lee also was 1-for-3 with two RBIs in the opener, while Parker Rodgers was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
Daniel Osborne added two hits and Rylan Lommori was 1-for-4 with an RBI.
The Eagles are now 3-3.