The College of the Redwoods baseball team is getting hot with the season winding down.
The Corsairs made it two straight wins with an 11-4 victory over Shasta at Bomber Field in Eureka on Friday, improving to 5-28 overall and 3-19 in the Golden Valley Conference.
And once again sophomore James Garcia was instrumental for the home team, pitching six innings for the win, allowing just one run on four hits.
Garcia, who is enjoying an outstanding season despite the team’s struggles, struck out eight and walked four.
Hakeem Sadon pitched three innings in relief for the save, allowing three runs on four hits, while striking out five.
At the plate, Gannon Cyphers had a big day in the win, finishing 4-for-5, while Angelo Flores was 3-for-3 with four RBIs.
The two teams play a single game at Bomber Field on Saturday, with first pitch at noon.
Feather River sweep CR women
In softball, Redwoods dropped both ends of a doubleheader at home to Feather River, getting shut out in each, 7-0 and 5-0.
Ashley Stockwell took the loss in the opener, while Adriana Chavez, Juliana Ortega-Miranda, Pheobe Marsh, Lily Peterson and Lindsey Scott each had a base hit for CR.
The second game was close through the opening five innings, before the visitors scored four runs over the final two innings to pull away.
Amy Reyes led the Corsairs at the plate with a pair of hits, while Chavez, Marsh and Becca Tripp each had a hit.
Ortega-Miranda struck out five in a complete-game performance and took the loss.
With the two losses, the Corsairs drop to 11-21 on the season and 7-11 in the GVC.
CR closes out the season in a doubleheader at home to Butte on Saturday, beginning at noon.
Ray Hamill writes at humboldtsports.com, where you can read lots more about sports in Humboldt County.