By Ray Hamill — Marcus Wolbert hit a two-run home run to break a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning on Wednesday night as the Humboldt Crabs defeated the Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox 7-5 at the Arcata Ball Park.
The win secured a two-game series split with the Gold Sox, who got the better of the Crabs 5-3 on Tuesday.
The Crabs trailed early on Wednesday, battling back from a 5-2 deficit with three runs in the bottom of the fourth.
Nick Salas finished 2-for-3 with a double to lead a six-hit team performance, while Mario DeMera also hit a key early two-RBI double.
Mathew McConnell got the start on the mound and allowed seven hits and no walks in four innings for a no-decision.
Kelan Scanlan pitched three innings in relief for the win, giving up two hits and one walk and striking out four.
DeMera also had a good night at the plate on Tuesday and finished 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs.
Marcelo Saldana took the loss on the mound, allowing seven hits and two walks in five innings and striking out nine.
Eureka’s Hayden Bode pitched three innings in relief, allowing four hits and striking out two, while McKinleyville’s Cameron Saso finished 1-for-3 at the plate with a walk.
The Crabs are now 5-2 and continue a busy week on Thursday night, when they welcome the Seattle Studs to the Arcata Ball Park for game one of a four-game series.
First pitch is set for 7 p.m.