The Humboldt Eagles 19U swept another doubleheader of American Legion action on Sunday, improving to 23-7 on the summer.

The Eagles defeated Mendocino 5-1 in their opener and followed that with a 4-0 win over Australia Red.

Cameron Saso pitched six strong innings against Mendocino, allowing one run while striking out 10.

Jaden Gorge pitched the seventh to seal the win.

At the plate for the Eagles, Garrison Finck and Hunter Davis each had a pair of hits and an RBI, while Scott Coffelt had a double and an RBI.

Kalebh Hill also had a double.

In game two, St. Bernard’s standout Nick Dugan continued his impressive summer with 10 strikeouts in 4.2 innings on the way to the victory.

Coffelt and Brady Munson each pitched in relief, while on offense Davis capped a big day with two more hits, including a double, and an RBI.

The Eagles will enjoy three days off after a busy week, before opening the Fairfield Fourth of July tournament on Thursday against Tehama at 5 p.m.

Finck will get the start on the mound.

Eagles 17U split

The Humboldt Eagles 17U capped a busy few days with a doubleheader split on Sunday.

The Eagles defeated Australia Grey 12-2 in the opener, before falling 6-4 to Australia White.

Bode Joyner pitched a complete game for the win in game one, striking out six.

Ben Tehan and Jenner Christiansen each led the way at the plate, finishing 3-for-4, including a a pair of doubles and four RBIs by Tehan.

Ethan Pesch added a triple and two RBIs, while Joyner had a double and two RBIs.

In game two, Christiansen pitched 5.2 innings, allowing six runs and striking out nine, before Gavin Brooks took over out of the bullpen.

Pesch finished 2-for-4 to pace the offense, with Joyner and Tehan each hitting a double.

Christiansen, Taholo Vainuku-Johnson and Curtis Edge each also had a hit in the loss.

Big weekend for NH Knights

The Northern Humboldt Knights 15U won three of four games against the Tehama Bulls over the weekend, setting themselves up nicely for this week’s American Legion District tournament.

Will Mager led the way at the plate for the Knights, finishing 8-for-14 with two doubles.

Mager was also instrumental on the mound, pitching the eighth inning of a tied game to seal a win in the finale, and scoring the winning run on a walk-off single by Sam Aldag in the bottom half of the inning.

Riley Bates also had a big day on the mound in a 7-3 win in the opening game, as did Finn Mcrae, who settled down nicely after a shaky start in game four.

At the plate, Finn Murphy had a big weekend, finishing 6-for-10 with three doubles, while Aldag was 5-for-13 and Mcrae 4-for-12.


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