BASEBALL ROUNDUP — H-DN teams close out tourney play at Shasta

Photos by Erik Fraser – Tyson Bragg had a big day at Shasta on Thursday as the Panthers won for the fourth time in five games.

The four local teams competing at the Shasta tournament went undefeated on the final day of action on Thursday.

The Eureka Loggers and Arcata Tigers capped an impressive showing in Redding as each won for the third straight day in tournament play.

The Tigers defeated Shasta 4-2 in eight innings, while the Loggers got the better of Enterprise 10-0.

Also in action, the McKinleyville Panthers won their second straight game, beating Orland 11-0 in five innings, while the Del Norte Warriors tied Etna 4-4 after their game was called because of a time limit.

The Arcata boys stretched their winning streak to eight straight games and improved to 13-2 on the season.

Cedar Cline got the win on the mound in relief, throwing the final four innings and striking out five.

“I thought Cedar stepped into a tough situation and he battled and he kept us in the game,” head coach Troy Ghisetti said.

Cline was also one of three Arcata players to get multiple hits, finishing 2-for-4.

Miles Oliver also was 2-for-4, while Will Mager finished 2-for-4 with a double.

Ty Ghisetti, Noah York and Anthony Ebert each also had a hit in the win.

“I thought it was a good test for us to be prepared for league,” the head coach added. “We had to face some adversity, we didn’t field the ball too well and we found ourselves down, and we worked through some things and the kids stayed focused and continued to battle.”

Evan Fraser deliver a pitch on Thursday.

McKinleyville 11, Orland 0, 5 innings

The Panthers won for the fourth time in five games and posted a second straight shutout as they improved to 8-5 on the season.

Tyson Bragg led a balanced performance on offense as six different McKinleyville players combined for nine hits in the win.

Bragg finished 3-for-3 with a triple, a double, two RBIs and a run.

Evan Fraser threw four shutout innings for the win on the mound, allowing four hits and a walk and striking out seven.

Kolbey Stolpe pitched a final hitless inning and struck out two, while also continuing to play a big role at the plate.

The impressive sophomore was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs and helped get the offense going with the first big hit of the game, as Mack broke the deadlock with five runs in the bottom of the second inning.

Tenoch Tapia in action for McKinleyville against Orland.

The Panthers would add four runs in the fourth and two more in the fifth to end the game early.

“The kids just came out and swung the bats well,” head coach Mike Dobrec said.

Bryce Sargent also made some noise at the plate and was 1-for-2 with a triple, two RBIs and two runs, while Scott Meyer was 1-for-1 with a double and a run, and Tenoch Tapia was 1-for-2 and scored three runs.

Branson Dobrec finished 1-for-3 to round out a nine-hit team performance, while Fraser also drove in a run and scored.

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