Crabs top the Yankees, stretch winning streak to 11

Humboldt Crabs Baseball – Nick Leehey is greeted at the plate after hitting his home run on Friday night.

The Humboldt Crabs managed just three base hits in Friday’s series opener against the Sacramento Yankees, but they made them count in a hard-fought 5-2 win.

The Crabs broke a 1-1 tie with two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and would score two more in the  eighth to help seal their 13th straight win.

With the victory, they are now 34-10 on the summer.

Nick Leehey hit a home run in Friday’s win, his second of the season, both of which have come in the last week.

Andrew Esperanza added a double and drove in three runs while Kevin Fitzer also had a hit.

The Yankees’ bats were also held in check for much of the night, with Crabs pitchers Ethan Brown and Kelan Scanlan combining to allow just four hits and striking out 15.

Brown pitched six innings for the win, allowing just three hits and three walks and striking out eight, with Scanlan allowing one hit in three innings of relief and striking out seven.

The two clubs will continue their weekend series at the Arcata Ball Park on Saturday night at 6:30 and will close out the season on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

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