The Humboldt Eagles 19Us won a wild shootout in Roseburg to open their annual Oregon road trip on Wednesday night, defeating the Doc Stewart’s 16-15 in nine innings.
The Eagles trailed 5-0 after the first inning but batted back behind an outstanding performance out of the bullpen by Cooper Ohlsen.
The Eureka pitcher threw 5.1 innings on his way to the victory on the mound.
The 15-year-old was just recently moved up to the 19U squad, and he was, according to head coach Matt Tomlin, “the MVP tonight.”
Jared Dixon continued his impressive summer with the team and pitched 2.2 strong innings in relief for the save.
Both pitchers had to overcome some rough defense, with the Eagles committing nine errors in the win.
The team offense, however, gave the pitching plenty of support, scoring their 16 runs on 21 hits.
The ever-consistent Cole Ayala led the way at the plate and finished 5-for-6 with two doubles and a pair of RBIs, while teammate Vincent Agliolo finished 4-for-6 with an RBI.
Dixon also had an impact at the plate and finished 3-for-6 with a triple, a double and an RBI, while Parker Rodgers was 3-for-4 with an RBI and Rylan Lommori was 2-for-5 with a double and three RBIs.
The Eagles, who improved to 9-4, will open the Medford tournament against Klamath Falls on Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m.