Cubs, Lady Cubs sweep past Tornadoes

HUMBOLDT — Humboldt High’s Cubs and Lady Cubs dominated in Tri-Valley League doubleheaders at home against Eureka High Tornado teams Tuesday.
The Cubs improved to 5-1 overall and in TVL play. Humboldt’s baseball team backed up the pitching of Seth Nickell with 11 hits on its way to a 16-1 win in the first game. Elijah Friederich posted a pitching win as the Cubs beat Eureka 20-5 in the nightcap.
“Seth and Elijah did a nice job pitching for us Tuesday,” said Jeremy Weilert, Cub baseball coach. “Seth did what we needed him to do — throw strikes and let our defense play behind him. Elijah got tired in the last inning of the second game but worked through it.”
Both games were only five innings because of run-rule margins. Nickell allowed seven hits and one walk and had one strikeout. Friederich threw a four-hitter, walked four and struck out two.
In the first game, Friederich went 3-for-3 with two singles and a double and Thad Wells hit a double and a triple. Jacob Manbeck hit a single and a double and Troy Davis had two singles. Andrew Whitaker doubled and Chris Coronado singled.
Whitaker had two doubles in the second game and Manbeck hit two singles and a double to drive in five runs. Friederich and Davis each had a single and a double. Wells tripled. Andy Honas, Nickell, Brett Heslop and Coronado each had a single.
THE LADY CUBS got a no-hit, shutout from Megan Dillow in a 16-0 three-inning romp past Eureka. Dillow walked one and struck out seven in facing 10 batters.
Lenzie Boring cranked out two triples and drove in four runs. Kelci Owens had a single and a triple and Callie Umholtz had two doubles. Dillow and Bailey Myers had two singles each. Melissa Davidson and Taylyn Wells each had a single.
Wells caught her first varsity game “and did a great job,” said Brad Piley, Lady Cub head coach. “The girls hit the ball well and we had 12 stolen bases. Megan threw a great game.”
In another three-inning contest, Humboldt beat Eureka 19-3 as Davidson pitched her second win of the season. She allowed two hits and walked four.
Kylee Carson hit two doubles and Boring had a triple and a single. Owens connected for three singles while Umholtz and Rachel Green had two base hits apiece. Dillow doubled. Hitting a single each were Myers, Davidson and Hannah McCall.
“All the girls got playing time during the game. They all got time in the field and at the plate,” Piley said.
Humboldt’s girls are 6-0 in TVL play and 8-0 overall.
Humboldt’s teams host Yates Center’s teams this afternoon, starting at 4:30.