By Ray Hamill — Walk-off wins are always fun but especially when it sends you on to a North Coast Section championship game.
On Wednesday evening, while hosting just a second-ever playoff game at their new field, the Arcata Tigers did exactly that.
Sophomore standout Anthony Ebert hit a game-winning RBI single past second base to lift his team to a dramatic and thrilling 2-1 victory over Big 5 rivals Del Norte.
The Tigers will now play Justin-Siena in Saturday’s championship game at the Arcata Ball Park.
First pitch is set for 7 p.m.
The No. 3 seeded Tigers have posted playoff wins over Salesian (15-10), Healdsburg (6-2) and Del Norte.
The No. 5 Braves have beaten Berean Christian (10-5), Kelseyville (5-1) and Piedmont (11-10).
The Arcata boys are 23-6 on the season, while Justin-Siena is 15-9.
he St. Bernard’s Crusaders and Ferndale Wildcats will also play for an NCS championship on Saturday.
This will be the fifth meeting between the two teams this spring, with SB taking all four previous games.