The Humboldt Eagles 19Us defeated Napa Valley 6-2 at the American Legion Area Tournament in Fairfield on Saturday, but it wasn’t quite enough to see them advance to the semifinals.
After dropping their opening two games in pool play, including a heartbreaking 12-11 loss to Yolo Post 77 on Friday, the Eagles closed out tournament play 1-2 and saw their season come to an end.
Despite the disappointment of the Area Tournament, however, it was another memorable season for the American Legion club, which featured a lineup of local high school all-stars from five different H-DNL schools, as well as some local college players.
“Unfortunately the season has come to an end as we lost out on the tiebreaker by five runs scored against us,” head coach Matt Tomlin said on Facebook. “It was a great summer with a great group of young men.”
Ethan Thomas got the win on the mound on Saturday, giving up just two runs in 5.1 innings and striking out four.
Matt Letter threw 1.2 scoreless innings for the save and struck out one.