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Eagles prepare for big test with doubleheader sweep

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The Humboldt Eagles 19Us set themselves up for a key upcoming doubleheader with two big wins on Sunday.

With the powerhouse Petaluma Leghorns coming to Eureka on Tuesday, the Eagles got the better of the Eureka Dukes by scores of 10-0 and 11-1 at Belotti Field.

Both games were five innings. 

Brody Tomlin threw a no-hitter in the opener and the explosive Cayden Lee finished the day 6-for-6 at the plate.

Tomlin pitched all five innings and allowed just one walk while striking out seven.

Lee went 4-for-4 with a double and three RBIs in game one, while Rogan Bode also made some noise at the plate and was 2-for-3.

The Eagles carried that momentum into game two.

St. Bernard’s Michael Manzi, the only high school freshman on the team, got the win on the mound.

Manzi threw all five innings and gave up three hits and two walks and struck out seven.

The in-form Lee, who plays collegiately at Umpqua College, finished 2-for-2 with a pair of runs, while teammate Caden Vance finished 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.

Chase Coleman also was 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Rogan Gans was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.

The Eagles were originally scheduled to play a doubleheader against the San Francisco Legion on Sunday, but the Bay Area club folded its program.

But the Dukes, who feature current and former Eureka and St. Bernard’s players, stepped in at the last minute to fill the void.

St. Bernard’s Tyler Maples had a sac fly to drive in their only run of the day.

Tuesday’s big doubleheader will take place at Belotti Field, with game one set for 4 p.m.

The Eagles are now 10-3-1.

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