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Eagles 19Us get back to winning ways in Oregon

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After dropping their opening two games at the Medford tournament on Thursday and Friday, the Humboldt Eagles 19Us responded with two wins on Saturday.

The Eagles defeated Grants Pass 12-0 in five innings in the morning and followed that with an 11-3 win over Klamath Falls in the afternoon.

Caden Vance continued his impressive road trip with a complete-game shutout in Saturday’s opener, just one day after going 4-for-4 with a home run in Friday’s one-run loss to Medford.

Cody Collins, who is also enjoying a big summer with the local American Legion club, provided the offensive highlight of the game with a two-run home run and finished 2-for-2.

Will Mager also was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs, while Vance helped his own cause by going 2-for-3 and Chase Coleman was 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Rogan Gans also made some noise at the plate and was 1-for-2 with a pair of RBIs, while Cole Ayala drove in a pair of runs on two sac flies.

The Eagles carried that momentum into their showdown against Klamath Falls.

Michael Manzi got the win on the mound, pitching five innings and allowing just two runs and striking out five.

Matt Letter, Cayden Danbrauskas and Rogan Bode all pitched in relief.

Mager and Ethan Thomas led the offense with a pair of hits apiece, with Thomas also driving in a run, while teammate Cayden Lee was 1-for-2 with a double and two RBIs.

Bode and Willie Bommelyn each also had a hit and two RBIs, while Ayala and Daniel Osborne each was 1-for-2 with an RBI.

“It was a strong start for Manzi and a great offensive game for the entire lineup,” head coach Matt Tomlin said.

The Eagles, who are now 12-6-1, will conclude tournament play against Fairfield at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.

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