American Legion

Eagles 19Us lose another close one to end their season

Submitted photos – The Eagles in action in Fairfield on Friday.

The Humboldt Eagles 19Us lost another heartbreaker on Friday to end their season.

Playing in the California American Legion Baseball Playoffs, the Eagles fell 9-8 to Napa, suffering a second straight loss in pool play to end their hopes.

After falling behind 6-1 in the fifth inning, the local all-star team battled back to take an 8-7 lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning.

Napa, however, would respond with two runs in the bottom half of the inning to win on a walk-off and end the Eagles’ season.

“It was a valiant effort by the boys,” Eagles head coach Matt Tomlin said. “They never gave up.”

College of the Redwoods pitcher Joey Quen had a solid start and threw 4.1 innings for a no-decision.

Nick Parker led the Eagles at the plate and finished 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI, while Daniel Osborne was 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI. 

Cole Ayala also made some noise at the plate and finished 2-for-3, while Jared Dixon was 1-for-4 with two RBIs and Matt Letter finished 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

Jeran Ford, who will play at College of the Redwoods next year, finished 1-for-1.

The Eagles dropped their playoff opener on Thursday, falling 12-10 to Petaluma.

They got off to a disappointing start in that game and trailed 6-0 in the top of the first, but battled back and pushed their opponents all the way, bringing the potential trying run to the plate before Petaluma recorded the final out of the game.

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