Sophomore Jackson Kelly dominated on the mound at Middletown on Saturday, as the McKinleyville Panthers swept a non-league baseball doubleheader.
The Panthers took game one 15-0 in five innings, before winning game two 13-1 in five innings.
Kelly, who is enjoying a breakout season at the varsity level, threw a complete-game one-hitter in game two and struck out 11.
Kelly also got plenty of offensive help, most notably from junior Evan Fraser, who finished 2-for-4 with a triple, a double and four RBIs.
Pat Wilson and Riles Egbert each hit a home run in the win, while the ever-consistent Kolbey Stolpe was 1-for-2 with an RBI.
Tenoch, Tapia, Kaden Waugh and Flynn Creighton rounded out an eight-hit team performance.
“We hit the ball well, and our pitchers threw strikes,” head coach Mike Dobrec said. “Jackson threw very well.”
Creighton hasn’t seen a whole lot of action for the team this spring but took full advantage of his opportunity on Saturday, also getting a base hit and an RBI in game one.
Bragg also was 2-for-2 with a home run, while Tapia was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Stolpe was 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Branson Dobrec helped his own cause by going 2-for-4 with an RBI, while freshman Pat Wilson finished 1-for-3 with two RBIs, Jack Saso was 1-for-2 with an RBI and Kelly and Waugh each also had a hit.
With the two wins, the Mack boys improved to 13-10 on the season.
Next up, they will open the H-DN Charlie Lakin tournament under the lights at the Arcata Ball Park on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. when they take on the Ferndale Wildcats.