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Eagles split league-opening doubleheader in Sonoma County

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Jared Dixon pounded out seven hits on Monday as the Humboldt Eagles 19Us opened league play with a doubleheader split at Casa Grande High School.

The Eagles opened the day with an 11-4 loss to Petaluma, but bounced back to defeat Vallejo 6-4 later in the day.

Dixon, who will play at Lassen College next year, had the hot bat all day and finished 4-for-4 in game one and 3-for-4 in game two.

Vincent Agliolo was instrumental in the win, hitting a clutch game-winning hit to break a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Regan Nyberg also had a big game in the win, finishing 3-for-3 with a ground rule double, while Cole Ayala got the win on the mound in relief with two solid innings.

Parker Rodgers finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs in the loss to Petaluma, as the Eagles pounded out 14 hits but made too many mistakes to win, according to head coach Matt Tomlin.

The Eagles are 8-4 on the season and will now head north for their annual road trip to Oregon, playing a doubleheader at Roseburg on Wednesday night before opening the Medford Tournament on Thursday.

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