The Arcata Tigers advanced to the semifinal round of the American Christian Academy baseball tournament on Friday, beating Mount Shasta 10-0 in a rain-shortened game.
With the victory, Arcata remains unbeaten on the season, improving to 8-0.
Jaden Gorge got the win on the mound, tossing 2.2 innings of shutout ball, and allowing just one hit.
The senior struck out two and had zero walks.
At the plate, the pitchers got plenty of support, with Vincent Agilio, Porter Price and Mason Trapkus each finishing with pair of hits, including a double from Trapkus.
Gorge added a double, while Damien Shelton, Mason Nichols and Xavier Finegan each also had a hit.
“The kids played well, and we were able to do some things,” Arcata head coach Troy Ghisetti said. “When we needed big hits, we were able to come up with them.”
Finegan also pitched 1.1 innings in relief of Gorge, allowing just one hit to secure the win.
The Tigers will play Lassen in the semifinal on Saturday afternoon.
The 32-team tournament is taking place at Big League Dreams, an all-weather baseball facility in Redding.
“It’s a hell of a concept, playing on a turf field and still being able to play in the rain,” Ghisetti said.
Arcata High School is in the process of getting a new athletic fields facility, and many of the coaches and parents have been pleading with the school district board of trustees for an all-weather surface.
The issue remains a controversial subject for many.
Ray Hamill writes at humboldtsports.com, where you can read lots more about sports in Humboldt County.