Crabs renew old rivalry, pull away late to take series opener

Humboldt Crabs Baseball – The Fairfield Indians returned to the Arcata Ball Park on Friday night.

The Humboldt Crabs scored 10 late runs to pull away from the Fairfield Indians on Friday night, as the two clubs renewed an old rivalry at the Arcata Ball Park.

The Crabs scored four runs in each of the sixth and seventh innings and added two more in the eighth on the way to a 13-3 victory.

The home team out-hit the visitors 16-4 and was led by by Colby Lunsford, who finished 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs.

Andrew Esperanza also had a huge night and hit a pair of home runs to give him four on the season.

The in-form Tyler Davis also had two hits as he continues a very impressive week at the plate, while Javier Felix added two doubles and Nick Leehey, Jordan Petrushka and Anthony Karagiannopoulos each also had two hits.

Kelan Scanlon pitched four innings for the win to go to 3-0 on the summer.

Scanlon allowed three hits and five walks and struck out five.

Ethan Brown threw four innings of one-hit ball in relief, with Camerson Saso closing out the game with one hitless inning and two strikeouts.

Former Eureka Logger Jackson Giacone also had a good night at the plate and finished 1-for-3 with an RBI, two walks and two runs.

Giacone is batting .250 on the season with 17 walks and 15 RBIs.

With the win, the Crabs improved to 24-10.

The Indians have a long rivalry with the Crabs and the two clubs faced off on opening weekend for several years.

They continue a three-game weekend series on Saturday night at 6:30 p.m., before closing out on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

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