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Humboldt Eagles 17Us split on opening day in Reno

File photo – Michael Jewell

After dropping their tournament opener in Reno on Friday, the Humboldt Eagles bounced back to defeat the Sacramento Cali Show later in the day.

Despite leading 7-0 early in their opener, they fell 16-8 to the EJ’s Sports Warriors, but they took full advantage of some strong pitching in game two to beat the Cali Show 4-3 in a close battle.

“It was an impressive win against a high caliber team,” is how head coach Kennan Snipes described the winning performance.

Sebastian Standish got the start against the Sacramento team and threw four strong innings allowing three hits and striking out two.

Cooper Ohlsen threw two hitless innings in relief and struck out three, before Drew Franklin came in to close out and threw one hitless inning.

“A fantastic day on the bump from all three,” Snipes said.

The in-form Cole Zeller contemned to impress at the plate, as did Cody Collins.

Zeller, who has been red-hot recently, finished 2-for-2 with a pair of RBI doubles and a walk, while Collins was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.

Standish and Alex Jimenez each also had a hit in the win.

Jorge Lopez-Cortes got the start on the mound against the Warriors, and pitched well early as the Eagles ran out to a sizable lead.

The bats were held scoreless after that, however, as the Warriors began to take control.

At the plate, Rogan Gans finished 1-for-3 with an RBI double and a walk; Collins was 1-for-2 with a pair of walks; Michael Jewell had an RBI double and two walks; Standish had an RBI single; and Cayden Danbrauskas was 1-for-2 with a big home run.

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