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Sorensen, Quen step up as Eagles split doubleheader at Medford tournament

Submitted photo – Joey Quen and Alexander Sorensen at the Medford tournament on Friday.

Alexander Sorensen had his best day yet in a Humboldt Eagles uniform on Friday, while teammate Joey Quen continued his impressive start to the summer season, as the 19Us split a doubleheader at the Medford tournament.

The Eagles fell 10-7 to Roseburg in the morning, before bouncing back to beat Las Vegas 11-1 in six innings in the afternoon.

Sorensen had a big all-around day, pitching well in relief in game one and then finishing 3-for-4 with a double and four RBIs against Las Vegas in his first start of the summer in the outfield.

The former Eureka Logger, who plays collegiately at College of the Redwoods, pitched 3.2 solid innings in game one against a Roseburg team the Eagles had beaten 16-15 in a wild non-tournament game on Wednesday.

Quen, a Fortuna grad who also plays at CR, also had a big day and continues to be one of the team’s most reliable and consistent arms this summer.

Quen threw all six innings for the win and allowed just one unearned run on two hits.

Daniel Osborne also continued to impress in the win and finished 3-for-4 with an RBI, while Cole Ayala finished 2-for-4 to round out another good day for the Fortuna contingent.

Yet another Husky, Matt Letter, led the way at the plate in the opener and finished 2-for-3 with two doubles and a pair of RBIs, while Eureka’s Parker Rodgers was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

“We hit the ball well, but it was not enough to overcome the walks and errors,” head coach Matt Tomlin said of the game one performance.

With the split, the Eagles are now 11-5 overall and 2-1 in tournament play.

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