The Humboldt Eagles 17U scored four times in the top of the seventh inning to pull away from the North Humboldt Giants on the way to a 5-1 win in American Legion action at the Arcata Babe Ruth Park on Monday.
Bode Joyner pitched four shutout innings to get the win for the Eagles, who improved to 2-1.
Joyner, who struck out three and held the Giants to just one hit, was also influential at the plate, finishing 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
Keenan Morris was also 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Eagles, who took a one-run lead in the top of the fourth.
Ben Tehan Ethan Pesch, Zac Anderson and Parker Rodgers each also had a hit in the win, while Lane Thrap struck out four in three innings for the save.
Vincent Agliolo, Mason Nichols, Jared Dixon, Logan Maher and Riley Bates each had a hit for the Giants, who had five hits on the night and scored their lone run in the bottom of the seventh.
Asher Meadows pitched six strong innings in the loss, allowing one earned run on three hits and four walks, while striking out four.
Agliolo pitched one inning in relief.
The two clubs will play again at the Arcata Babe Ruth on Tuesday at 5 p.m., with St. Bernard’s freshman standout Nick Dugan getting the start on the hill for the Eagles.
Ray Hamill writes at humboldtsports.com, where you can read lots more about sports in Humboldt County.