Crabs drop two straight road games against the Gold Sox

File photo – Cary Arbolida hit his team-leading third home run of the summer this week.

The Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox secured the summer series from the Humboldt Crabs with back-to-back two-run victories this week.

After the two clubs split a pair of games at the Arcata Ball Park last week, the Crabs lost 9-7 on Wednesday and 7-5 on Thursday to open their five-game road trip.

Lane Oliphant led a 12-hit team performance on Wednesday and finished 3-for-5 with three RBIs, including one of the team’s five doubles.

Mathew McConnell took the loss on the mound in relief, as the Crabs used four different pitchers.

The Crabs led going into the sixth inning on Thursday, but the home team rallied to score four unanswered runs and would hold on down the stretch.

Cary Arbolida hit his team-leading third home run of the summer in the loss, while former McKinleyville Panther Cameron Saso was 1-for-3.

Caleb Ruiz got the start on the mound and pitched 5.1 innings for a no-decision.

The St. Bernard’s graduate allowed three earned runs on 10 hits and no walks and struck out six.

Drew Woody took the loss in relief, while St. Bernard’s Garrison Finck pitched one hitless inning to close out the game.

The Crabs continue their road trip with a three-game weekend series against the Potters in Lincoln.


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