The Humboldt Crabs and Medford Rogues served up a pair of entertaining games for fans at the Arcata Ball Park this week, with the two clubs splitting a midweek series.
The Crabs took game one on Tuesday night by a score of 4-3 in 12 innings, with Luke Reece driving in teammate Wyatt Reginatto for the winning run on a walk-off fielder’s choice.
However, the visitors would bounce back to take Wednesday’s game by a score of 6-4 to end the Crabs’ 13-game winning streak.
Former Eureka Logger Jackson Giacone also had a base hit in the win.
Relief pitcher Brady Chavez, who has been one of the Crabs’ most impressive players this summer, pitched one scoreless inning for the win on the mound.
On Wednesday, the visitors got their first win over the Crabs in four games this season, scoring five late runs to get them over the line.
Kawana Soares finished 2-for-4 with two doubles to lead an eight-hit team performance for the home team.
Former St. Bernard’s and College of the Redwoods pitcher Caleb Ruiz got the start on the mound for the Crabs and threw seven innings for a no decision.
Ruiz allowed just one earned run on four hits and a walk and struck out four.
The Crabs, who are now 32-7 on the season, have just eight games remaining this summer and will host the Fresno A’s in a three-game series this weekend, beginning on Friday night at 7 p.m.