The Humboldt Eagles 19U American Legion baseball team won its semifinal matchup on Sunday to reach the championship game at the Western Amateur Baseball Federation tournament in Fairfield, before falling 4-3 to the West Coast Kings in the decider.

The Eagles rallied from an early deficit to take a 3-2 lead, but the Kings scored twice in the bottom of the sixth to pull out their second win over the Humboldt all-stars in two days.

With the loss, the Eagles closed out four days of tournament play against top quality opposition with a record of 4-2 and are now 27-9 overall.

Earlier in the day, the Eagles defeated Fairfield for the second time in two days in their semifinal, winning 3-2.

Merek Sears got the win on the mound, allowing two runs in five solid innings, while striking out five.

Kalebh Hill continued his impressive season with two strong hitless innings in relief for the save.

At the plate, Gannon Cyphers had two base hits, while Landon Gomes closed out a big week with a sacrifice fly and an RBI.

The Eagles will play next against the Humboldt B52s on Wednesday night at Bomber Field in Eureka.

The Legion players are 1-2 against the B52s this summer and will be looking to tie the season series.


Ray Hamill writes at, where you can read lots more about sports in Humboldt County.