Players and fans alike enjoyed lots of sunshine and great baseball at all parks this past week.
Humboldt Outfitters remained undefeated as they beat Arcata Murphy’s 10-2. The score was tied after 4, then Outfitters scored 4 times in both the 5th and 6th inning to take control of the game.
Murphy’s A’s behind a strong pitching performance from Kameron Chance defeated a tough Safeway Red Sox by the score of 6-1. Cameron Saso drove in three runs in the game banging out 2 doubles. Tyler Bates and Owen Bill both went 2 for 2 driving in 1 run apiece.
Barnes gave Humboldt Outfitters its first loss of the season, defeating them in a tough fought game
11-9. Regan Wolfe, Isaac Puzz, and Isiah Jimenez collected multiple hits in the game. Justin Grandfield hit his first career home run for the Outfitters in the slug fest.
What a beautiful day Saturday was at all parks. Things started off in McKinleyville, with Murphy’s A’s taking over first place defeating a much improved Sierra Pacific 6-1. There were great plays by Owen Bill, Tyler Bates, Elijah Mead (making his first mound appearance this season) and Cameron Saso. Mason Trapkus banged out 2 doubles and Riley Jones, got a base hit for the only 3 hits on the day for SP. Bates scored twice, both times reaching on walks, and then performed some nice clever base running, scoring his 2nd run on a ball that only bounced couple of feet away from the plate.
Owen Bill continued his hot hitting going 1-2 with a double. Thomas Locatelli drilled a double just inside the left field line. Corbin Eichin, only 9 years old, drilled his 4 hit of the season into right field, and played a great defensive game.
Barnes Drugs knotted off Trinity Diesel Rangers from the top of the standing crushing them 12-0. The big blow came off the bat of Isiah Jimenez as hit blasted a 3-run homer, his first of his little league career.
Over in Arcata, Humboldt Outfitters fell behind early, only to comeback to win 11-5. First year major division player Nathaniel Boak gave Rich Drilling Giants an early lead as he blasted a 3 run homer in the game. In the night cap Bettendorf Cardinals jumped out to an early 7-0 lead, only to not score anymore in the game, as Murphy’s worked their way back scoring 17 unanswered times to win the game in five innings.
Next week several key games on tap, as Murphy’s A’s winners of 5 straight take on both Humboldt Outfitters on Wednesday and Friday night host undefeated Blue Jays, having suffered losses to both teams by 1 -run earlier in the season. Both games were well played by all 3 teams. Monday Safeway Red Sox plays host to Barnes, first game was a 6-2 win for Barnes. Wednesday in Arcata Barnes host Rich Drilling that could be a good game too.
Hope to see folks out at the parks, as things are heating up and all teams are improving every time out.
So long for now,