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Eagles 19Us split Saturday doubleheader at Reno tournament

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The Humboldt Eagles 19Us split a pair of games at the Casey Yocom wood bat tournament in Reno on Saturday.

The Eagles lost a heartbreaker to Diablo Valley Oaks, 10-9, in the morning, but bounced back to beat Palo Alto 10-3 later in the day.

The local American Legion club is now 1-2-1 in tournament play (16-8-1 overall) and will close out the competitive tourney with one more game on Sunday.

Aidan Dorsch pitched a gem for the win against Palo Alto, allowing just two unearned runs on three hits in six innings and striking out nine.

Ethan Pesch came in to close out the game and secure the win.

Jeran Ford provided the offensive highlight of the game with a two-run home run, while Vincent Agliolo continued an impressive road trip and finished 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

Parker Rodgers and Rylan Lommori each was 1-for-2, with Rodgers driving in a pair of runs and Lommori hitting a double and driving in a run.

The Eagles lost a heartbreaker earlier in the day after seeing a 5-1 lead disappear with too many walks and seven errors.

But they had a chance to win the game late.

After falling behind 8-7, Agliolo hit a two-run home run to put the Eagles ahead again, but they were unable to hold on.

Pesch pitched 1.1 scoreless innings in relief, while Agliolo led the way at the plate and finished 3-for-4 with the home run and two doubles and three RBIs total.

Cole Ayala also had a good game and finished 2-for-4 with a double an RBI; Mason Nichols was 2-for-3 with a double; Branson Gans was 2-for-3 with an RBI; and Daniel Osborne was 2-for-3 with a double.

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