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Crabs fall to Seattle Studs after seventh inning score

Photo Caption: Thank you to Crabs sponsors Aalfs, Evans & Company for feeding the players after the Studs game in right field. The Crabs were hungry and weary after playing 20 innings in Redding last night and then traveling back to Arcata shortly after.

ARCATA — The Crabs returned to Arcata Friday afternoon from a two-game series in Redding -- a marathon 20-inning game -- where the Crabs prevailed 9-7 around 1:40am in the morning. 

At 7pm on Friday night at the Arcata ballpark, in front 767 fans, the Seattle Cheney Studs pulled away in the seventh inning to beat the Crabs 3-2. The Studs ended the Crabs 8-game winning streak with the win.

The Crabs-Studs game was tied at one with Seattle batting in the top of the seventh when Brennan Hancock singled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run.

The pitching was strong on both sides. Seattle Studs pitchers struck out 11, while Humboldt Crabs sat down 11.

Alex Pham took the loss for Humboldt Crabs. He lasted six and two-thirds innings, allowing six hits and three runs while striking out 11. 

Seattle Studs fired up the offense in the second inning.  Garrett Breda grounded out, scoring one run.

Humboldt Crabs evened things up at one in the bottom of the sixth inning.  Humboldt Crabs scored one run when Jackson Kritch doubled. 

Seattle Studs pulled away for good with two runs in the seventh inning. Mitch Viydo got the win for Seattle Studs. He surrendered one run on four hits over six innings, striking out nine.   

Brian Bass and Anthony Brady entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.  Brady recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Seattle Studs.

Humboldt Crabs had eight hits in the game.  Kokko Figueiredo and Kritch all managed multiple hits for Humboldt Crabs.  Kritch and Figueiredo each managed two hits to lead Humboldt Crabs

Hancock led Seattle Studs with two hits in four at bats.   

The Crabs are almost at full strength. Two players from San Jose State were late additions to the roster. Infielder Santiago "Chagi" Cantu and outfielder Kellen Strahm suited up in Redding as well as the ambidextrous LHP/RHP Alexander Trautner from UC Davis.

The Crabs are waiting on pitcher Jack Enger from the University of Washington who is in Omaha for the College World Series today, catcher Jackson O'Boy from UC Davis and pitcher Jonathan Stroman from Arizona.

They will be joining the team in Healdsburg on June 19-June 20 for a two-game series against former major leaguer Joey Gomes' Prune Packers.

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Crabs claim lead in 20th inning to defeat Redding Colt 45s, 9-7

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Photo by the Record Searchlight

REDDING — Humboldt Crabs stole the lead late and defeated Redding Colt 45s 9-7 on Thursday. The game was tied at seven with Humboldt Crabs batting in the top of the twentieth when Chase Larsen singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.

Humboldt Crabs was boosted by McCarthy Tatum who went 6-for-9 at the plate. Tatum doubled in the fifth, singled in the seventh, singled in the tenth, singled in the fifteenth, singled in the seventeenth, and tripled in the twentieth.

Humboldt Crabs captured the lead in the fourth inning. Jackson Kritch doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.

Redding Colt 45s evened things up at seven in the bottom of the tenth inning. Jake Gozzo grounded out, scoring one run.

Santiago Cantu earned the victory on the mound for Humboldt Crabs. He lasted four innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out one and walking zero. Alexander Trautner, Kenton Carruthers, and Justin Berry all put in work in relief out of the bullpen, steering their team towards the victory.

Andrew Najeeb-Brush started the game for Humboldt Crabs. He allowed four hits and three runs over six innings, striking out nine

Redding Colt 45's smacked two home runs on the day. Daniel Duerte had a long ball in the eighth inning. Gozzo went for the long ball in the fifth inning.

Humboldt Crabs tallied 23 hits on the day. Tatum, Connor Blair, Ramon Enriquez, Kokko Figueiredo, Larsen, and Kritch each managed multiple hits for Humboldt Crabs. Tatum went 6-for-9 at the plate to lead Humboldt Crabs in hits.

Redding Colt 45's collected 13 hits. Coby Zimmerman, Gozzo, Derick Kuhn, Eric Carlson, and Duerte all had multiple hits for Redding Colt 45's. Zimmerman led Redding Colt 45's with three hits in seven at bats.

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*** The Crabs return to Arcata today to take on the Seattle Studs in a 3-game series. Saturday's game will start at 2:30pm (gates open at 1:30pm) due to the 28th annual Oyster Festival going on the Arcata Plaza. Parking will be limited, but fans can take the Ofest Shuttles from HSU Parking Lot and Arcata High's parking lot if needed. The Oyster Festival starts at 10am and goes until 5pm. Click Here for link to shuttle map.

*** Sunday is the Pierson's Building Center's Father's Day big giveaway! Grab your raffle ticket upon entry to the game at 12:30pm (gates open at 11:30am). $650 worth of misc hardware gadgets and tools and a $250 gift card all donated by Pierson's "the Big Hammer." Also, Barry Smith Construction donated canvas shopping bags so you can hit the Crabs souvenir stand, and a gift basket donated by the North Coast Co-Op will be raffled off as well. 

Big second inning propels Crabs to win over Redding Colt 45s 8-1

San Jose State pitcher and returning Crab Zach Wallace fans ten, and goes eight innings in win

REDDING — Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Humboldt Crabs put up six runs in the second on its way to an 8-1 victory over Redding Colt 45's on Wednesday. The offensive onslaught came from doubles by Jackson Kritch and Bronson Grubbs, by Wesley Ghan-Gibson, and a groundout by McCarthy Tatum.

Humboldt Crabs got things started in the second inning.  Ghan-Gibson was hit by a pitch, driving in a run.

Zach Wallace pitched Humboldt Crabs to victory. He lasted eight innings, allowing six hits and one run while striking out ten.  Kenton Carruthers threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.

JJ Reeves took the loss for Redding Colt 45's. He lasted six and a third innings, allowing five hits and two runs while striking out two.

Humboldt Crabs hit one home run on the day. Tatum had a homer in the seventh inning.

Humboldt Crabs saw the ball well today, racking up eight hits in the game.  Kokko Figueiredoand Kritch all managed multiple hits for Humboldt CrabsKritch and Figueiredo each collected two hits to lead Humboldt Crabs.

Redding Colt 45's totaled six hits.  Coby Zimmerman and Lane Pritchard each collected multiple hits for Redding Colt 45's.

Follow the Crabs vs Redding Colt 45s on the app called GameChanger. Sign up, follow the Crabs and become a "Fan" of the team and then watch on your computer or smart phone. Coach Brad Morgan will set up his iPad from the stands in Tiger Field and stream the game live on the Crabs Facebook page. There will only be PA sound though. 

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Crabs go on the road to Redding, Healdsburg and San Luis Obispo

Crabs Road Trip Info:

The Humboldt Crabs Baseball team will go on the road tomorrow (Wed, June 13 - Thurs, June 14) to face the Redding Colt 45s for a two-game series at Tiger Field in Redding. The Colt 45s stream their games on KCNR 1460AM and use PointStreak scoring system that you can access through their website. They also use Twitter so you can follow along. They have a YouTube channel where you can watch player interviews. Visit their website for more info: http://www.reddingcolt45s.com

You can also follow the Crabs all season long on the app: GameChanger! Download to your phone or computer. Just sign up with an email and then follow the Humboldt Crabs as a FAN. There is an audio button and a live button you can click on for a Siri-type voice who will let you know the scoring. Crabs players Nate Verlin & Cyle Watkins will be scoring the Crabs vs Redding Colt 45s series. https://gc.com

The Crabs will steam live video on the Crabs Facebook page of the Colt 45s game from Crabs Coach Morgan's iPad set up in the stands. There will be no play by play, but use the GameChanger app in unison for scoring updates.

All Redding Colt 45s tickets are general admission – gates open 45 minutes before game start time.

Ticket Prices:
Adults- $5.00
Student and Seniors- $3.00
Under 12 – $2.00

Tiger Field is located in South City Park, directly north of the Redding Public Library.

  • No outside food, drinks, or containers allowed at Colt 45s games
  • No pets allowed at Colt 45s games.  We require certification papers be presented for service dogs.
  • Email Questions to: reddingcolt45@gmail.com

When the Crabs travel to Healdsburg on Tues, June 19 - Wed, June 20, Liam Warner from the Crabs media booth will travel to broadcast the game on YouTube, GameChanger and on KGOE 1480AM radio. The Prune Packers use a scoring system called iScore you can follow along with by going to their website. The Prune Packers play at historic Recreation Park in Healdsburg and charge $5 for all tickets with general admission seating and children under 12 are free. http://www.prunepackers.org

Crabs vs SLO Blues on June 22-June 24
The San Luis Obispo Blues play at Sinsheimer Park Their stadium is located at 900 Southwood Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. Visit their website at: https://bluesbaseball.com The Blues stream their games on YouTube. They have their own channel like the Crabs. Visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQb1ckCVKrVuPw_5TmRtTHQ

For questions, email info@bluesbaseball.com. General Admission tickets are $8, Seniors and Military, Children under 12 are $5 and children under 2 are FREE.

Friday, June 22 is SunRun Fireworks Show at Blues Game
Get here early, as seats fill up quickly on fireworks nights! Fireworks will begin at the end of the game. This game usually sells out, to purchase tickets a head of time, click the link below. http://clarkcenter.org/slo-blues-baseball/

Four Crabs pitchers rally in shutout victory against Valley Bears

June, 10, 2108

ARCATA — Humboldt Crabs defeated Valley Bears 19-0 on Sunday as four pitchers combined to throw a shutout on Sunday in front of a crowd of 692. Andrew Najeeb-Brush struck out Cody Fierro to finish off the game.

Wesley Ghan-Gibson led Humboldt Crabs to victory by driving in four runs. He went 2-for-5 at the plate. Ghan-Gibson drove in runs on a in the third, a groundout in the fourth, and a home run in the seventh.

Humboldt Crabs fired up the offense in the second inning. Ramon Enriquez drove in two when he homered.

Humboldt Crabs scored four runs in the third inning. Ghan-Gibson, Bronson Grubbs, Johnny Mendoza, and McCarthy Tatum all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.

One bright spot for Valley Bears was a double by Conner Martin in the third inning.

Dylan Campbell was credited with the victory for Humboldt Crabs. He went six innings, allowing zero runs on three hits, striking out five and walking one. Najeeb-Brush, Ryan Sullivan, and Justin Berry all put in work in relief out of the bullpen, steering their team towards the victory.

Russell McClung took the loss for Valley Bears. He allowed five hits and eight runs over three innings.

Humboldt Crabs socked two home runs on the day. Ghan-Gibson had a long ball in the seventh inning. Enriquez had a dinger in the second inning.

Humboldt Crabs racked up 11 hits on the day. Grubbs, Ghan-Gibson, Enriquez, Mendoza, and Tatum all managed multiple hits for Humboldt Crabs. Tatum, Mendoza, Enriquez, Ghan-Gibson, and Grubbs each collected two hits to lead Humboldt Crabs. Humboldt Crabs was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. Tatum made the most plays with 11.

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Crabs take two from Seals Baseball


Crabs beat Seals baseball 4-3 in 12 innings

Humboldt Crabs wins contest against Seals Baseball, 4-3 on Wed., June 6, 2018. 

Humboldt Crabs fired up the offense in the second inning. Humboldt Crabs scored one run when Wesley Ghan-Gibson singled.

Humboldt Crabs pulled away for good with one run in the fourth inning. In the fourth an error scored one run for Humboldt Crabs.

McCarthy Tatum was the winning pitcher for Humboldt Crabs. He allowed six hits and zero runs over four innings, striking out five and walking one. Kenton Carruthers threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen.

Patrick Coleman took the loss for Seals Baseball. He went two innings, allowing zero runs on one hit, striking out four and walking zero.

Andrew Najeeb-Brush started the game for Humboldt Crabs. He allowed seven hits and three runs over five innings, striking out six Kyle Scott started the game for Seals Baseball. He surrendered three runs on five hits over five innings, striking out seven

Seals Baseball socked two home runs on the day. Louis Gately had a homer in the third inning. Matt Mahone went for the long ball in the third inning.

Ghan-Gibson went 2-for-5 at the plate to lead Humboldt Crabs in hits. Humboldt Crabs stole nine bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Bronson Grubbs led the way with two.

Seals Baseball tallied 15 hits on the day. Gately, Dalton Schroeder, Coby Eckstein, Mahone, Kevin Gregerson, and Kai Moody all managed multiple hits for Seals Baseball.

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Scott Eskra memorial: Crabs family honors one of their own 

In the spring of 1995, Scott Eskra made his debut with the Humboldt Crabs on June 11th and smacked two home runs. According to the information in the 1996 Crabs program, with results from the previous year, Eskra batted .411 (2nd on the team) and led the club in home runs (9), RBI’s (39) and slugging percentage (.729).  

Later in the year he was also drafted by the Florida Marlins who retained his rights even though he remained in school.  Scott then transferred to Lassen College where he played in the spring of 1996.

Eskra was recruited by the University of Mississippi and enrolled in school in the fall of 1996 so he could play during the 1997 season. He had a stellar year for the “Ole Miss” Rebels as he went on a hitting tear and was 2nd on the team with a .350 average. He did not play in 1998 but returned to Humboldt County and, in 1999, played with the Humboldt All-Stars including several games against the Crabs. In 2015 Scott Eskra was inducted into the Humboldt Crabs Hall of Fame.  - Jack Nash

Scott Eskra's #24 jersey will hang in the ballpark in right field.



Jackson Kritch drives in four to Humboldt Crabs victory over Seals Baseball

Jackson Kritch drove in four on two hits to lead Humboldt Crabs past Seals Baseball 15-8 on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. 

Kritch drove in runs on a home run in the fourth, a single in the fifth, and a walk in the sixth.

There was plenty of action on the basepaths as Humboldt Crabs collected 11 hits and Seals Baseball had 12.

Seals Baseball got things moving in the first inning. An error scored one run for Seals Baseball.

Humboldt Crabs pulled away for good with three runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Kritch homered on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs and Connor Blair's sac fly scored one run for Humboldt Crabs.

Humboldt Crabs scored six runs in the seventh inning. Humboldt Crabs offense in the inning was led by Blair, Johnny Mendoza, Bronson Grubbs, Kokko Figueiredo, and Blair, who each had RBIs in the inning.

Seals Baseball scored three runs in the seventh inning. Seals Baseball scored its runs on a double by Louis Gately.

Zach Wallace was credited with the victory for Humboldt Crabs. He surrendered two runs on eight hits over five innings, striking out four. Justin Berry and Ryan Sullivan entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.

Karter Koch took the loss for Seals Baseball. He lasted three and a third innings, allowing five hits and four runs while striking out two.

Humboldt Crabs launched one home run on the day. Kritch put one out in the fourth inning.

Humboldt Crabs racked up 11 hits on the day. Blair, Ramon Enriquez, Chase Larsen, and Kritch all managed multiple hits for Humboldt Crabs. Kritch, Larsen, Enriquez, and Blair each collected two hits to lead Humboldt Crabs. Humboldt Crabs stole six bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Grubbs led the way with two.

Seals Baseball saw the ball well today, racking up 12 hits in the game. Gately, Matt Mahone, and Bryant Nakasawa each collected multiple hits for Seals Baseball. Gately led Seals Baseball with three hits in five at bats.

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Humboldt Crabs Claims Lead In Sixth Inning To Defeat Corvallis Knights

Photo by Erik Fraser
Humboldt Crabs vs. Corvallis Knights, Game 1
Crabs 6, Knights 2
ARCATA, CA | June 1, 2018
Attendance: 1,069

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Humboldt Crabs snagged a late lead and defeated Corvallis Knights 6-2 on Friday. The game was tied at two with Humboldt Crabs batting in the bottom of the sixth when Jackson Kritch was hit by a pitch, driving in a run.

In the first inning, Humboldt Crabs got their offense started.  Carson Cunningham's wild pitch allowed one run to score for Humboldt Crabs.

Humboldt Crabs evened things up at two in the bottom of the fifth inning.  Kritch hit a solo homer.

Humboldt Crabs pulled away for good with four runs in the sixth inning. In the sixth Kritchwas hit by a pitch, driving in a run, Bronson Grubbs singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs, and Kokko Figueiredo singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.

Alex Pham led the Humboldt Crabs to victory on the hill. He went six innings, allowing two runs on four hits, striking out eight and walking one.  Zach Wallace threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen.

Logan Nousen took the loss for Corvallis Knights. He allowed one hit and four runs over one and two-thirds innings, striking out one.

Cunningham started the game for Corvallis Knights. He went four innings, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out eight

Humboldt Crabs launched one home run on the day. Kritch went yard in the fifth inning.

McCarthy Tatum went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Humboldt Crabs in hits.

Corvallis Knights didn't commit a single error in the field. Cole Hamilton had 11 chances in the field, the most on the team.

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Coaches excited for 74th season

By Ken McCanless
MAY 23, 2018

ARCATA — The 74th season of the Humboldt Crabs promises to be one of great fun and great baseball. Head Coach Robin Guiver will preside over the club for his second season after serving at length under Ken “Shorty” Ames and Matt Nutter and then stepping aside with the birth of his first child. 

Guiver lived and coached high school baseball in the Santa Cruz area for three years, while concurrently helping then-manager Tyson Fisher recruit players, but always had his heart up north. He says  his son, now four, would constantly ask about when they were coming back up to the Humboldt area and go to games. The Guiver clan now has more company, as he brings his one-year-old son back up for this year of action.

It was as a player when Guiver started his Crab experience, in 1998, having been sent here by one of his coaches at Washington State University. He had the opportunity to coach immediately after his two-year playing career, and was especially thankful for his long-term relationship with Ned Barsuglia and the camaraderie they fostered when recruiting players.

The coach called the transition back into coaching the Crabs a smooth one (he still lives in Santa Cruz and coaches at San Lorenzo Valley High, but brings his family up for summers), and sees baseball as an opportunity for players to learn lessons that will translate into life in general. 

“In terms of being on the field, I definitely think the game has a lot to offer,” said Guiver. “The more you put into it, the more you get out of it. Coaching college players that are successful at their schools is a lot of fun, seeing their work ethic. The reason they are where they are is that they've put so much time and dedication in. It's kind of re-energizing being around those guys all summer. It reminds me how much work goes in, but in the end the rewards are well worth it.”

Guiver said the recruitment process for this summer began in August of last year, when the staff would touch base with players they would like to see return for the following season, and continue to actively seek out players as colleges started their fall seasons in September and October. The roster was still fluid in the months and weeks approaching the season, with the Crabs expecting to see two pitchers and one position player return from last season, which Guiver called somewhat typical. He says that the biggest recruiting tool the team has is players who go back and tell their college coaches how valuable their experience has been, leading to their teammates wanting to be Crabs.

“We don't really know what team we have until we get them to Arcata,” said Guiver. “Even up until the week before they're supposed to be there, that's when we know we've got them for the summer. They've got a lot of things going on in their lives with their college programs and their education so I try to do the best job I can to make sure we're getting guys who seem like they're going to be able to make it happen during the summer. Most of the guys want to come play for us and are excited about it.”

Guiver commended assistant coach Eric Giacone on his work putting together the season's schedule, which sees the Crabs open up June 1st against the Corvallis Knights, one of the best teams on the West Coast. The Arcata squad takes trips to visit the Healdsburg Prune Packers along with a venture to San Luis Obispo to take on the Blues. The coach also praised the quality of the Redding Colt 45s, who the Crabs take on both home and away this season.

Along with Guiver, the Crabs will be coached by Giacone, formerly Eureka High's baseball coach, and Brad Morgan, who captained the College of the Redwoods team this season. Guiver previously coached both Giacone and Morgan, and now stands alongside them. Finally, the Crabs recently added John Bryant to the coaching staff, who currently coaches California top playoff seed Orange Coast Junior College and was a national champion at Cal State Fullerton under ex-Crab Augie Garrido before playing eight years in the minor leagues.

“The schedule is going to be pretty tough, I think,” said Giacone. “We open up with maybe one of the best teams on the schedule and the best teams on the West Coast in the Corvallis Knights.”

In touting the strength of the rest of the Crabs' adversaries, Giacone said that comparatively speaking, there are potentially fewer blowouts on this year's docket than there have been in the past ten years. He also pointed out how new players quickly absorb the Crabs' mentality.

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Former Crab Augie Garrido passes

Humboldt Crabs Hall of Fame Class of 2014:

Augie Garrido (1959 -1961, and 1966)

• Played for the Crabs in two different stints: 1959 – 1961 and again in 1966.
• Graduate of Fresno State University.
• During the 1961 NCAA season, he hit a school record .430 and had a .771 slugging percentage.

As a college manager:
• First person to win the College World Series (CWS) with two different schools.
• Five time National Champion.
• Has more wins than any other NCAA baseball coach (over 1900 wins)
• Managed CSU Fullerton to three CWS Championships (1979, 1984, and 1995).
• Manage University of Texas to two CWS Championships (2002 and 2005).
• Has taken sixteen teams to CWS.
• Has managed 25 teams to conference titles
• He is a six time National Coach of the Year.
• In 2010, one of three coaches named to College World Series Legends Team. 

- College Baseball Hall of Fame
- Fresno State Hall of Fame
- Texas Sports Hall of Fame
- Titan Athletics Hall of Fame (CSU Fullerton) Longhorn Hall of Fame 

This year, the Humboldt Crabs also lost SCOTT STEVEN ESKRA 

Courtesy of Texassports.com

Augie Garrido, one of college baseball's legendary coaches who claimed five National Championships, the final two at Texas, passed away early Thursday morning at the age of 79. Garrido's storied 48-year baseball coaching career spanned six decades, including his final 20 seasons at Texas. He will be remembered as one of the most successful coaches in not only baseball, but college sports history. His achievements were many, but his legacy reaches far beyond the playing field.

"This is a very, very sad day," said University of Texas Vice President and Athletics Director Chris Del Conte. "We lost one of the greatest coaches of all time, a truly special Longhorn Legend and college athletics icon. There will never be another Augie Garrido. He was a once-in-a-lifetime personality whose impact on Texas Athletics, collegiate baseball and the student-athletes he coached extended far beyond the playing field. If you were fortunate enough to have spent time with Augie, or if you followed him in any way, he had a great effect on you with his brilliant combination of wisdom, wit and charm. He was just an incredible coach, molder of men and a great person. He will be missed, but the memories of him and his awesome accomplishments will carry on forever. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Jeannie, and his family."

Garrido finished his career in 2016 as college baseball's all-time wins leader (1,975 wins). He is the first baseball coach to lead two different schools to national titles (Cal State Fullerton and Texas) and is one of only four coaches in the modern era of NCAA baseball, football and men's or women's basketball to do so (Nick Saban, Rick Pitino and Urban Meyer). Garrido guided squads to National Championships in four different decades, and is one of only three coaches in history to win five or more NCAA titles (1979, 1984, 1995, 2002, 2005).

He led his teams to the College World Series 15 times, made 33 NCAA Regional appearances, and won 16 NCAA Regional Tournament titles and 25 conference championships, while being named National Coach of the Year six times (1975, 1979, 1984, 1995, 2002, 2005). 

"Augie was a giant in our game," Texas head coach David Pierce said. "His impact on baseball, on the Forty Acres, and on me and so many others will live on forever. My thoughts are with Jeannie, his friends, his family, and all those who were lucky enough to have met him, played for him, or learned from him. His presence will be sorely missed but his legacy will never be forgotten."

Hired in 1996 to continue the proud tradition of Longhorn baseball, Garrido did just that. After three years of laying the foundation of his program, 2000 was the year he brought the Horns back to the College World Series for the first time since 1993. He went on to lead Texas to eight College World Series appearances, winning the school's fifth National Championship in 2002 and sixth in 2005. The six titles are the second-most for one school in NCAA baseball history. The Horns were runners-up twice (2004, 2009) and posted a pair of third-place finishes (2003, 2014). On the conference level, Texas won seven Big 12 Conference Championships (2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011) and five league tournament crowns (2002, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2015). UT posted at least 50 victories six times in Garrido's 20 years, topped by 58 wins in 2004. He finished his Longhorn career with a record of 824-427-2 (.658). 

"When we were looking for a baseball coach, we already knew that Augie was the guy we needed, and he did not disappoint," former Texas Men's Athletics Director DeLoss Dodds said. "We had watched him in the College World Series and we knew what he meant to college baseball and the special person he was. He was absolutely the right guy at the right time. He and his kids set the standard that caught fire within the athletics department when they won the National Championship in 2002, showing all of our sports what could be done at the highest level. Men's basketball went to the Final Four in 2003, and football capped it with the National Championship in 2005. He and Jeannie have been part of our family for more than 20 years. Augie was a great coach, but most of all, he was a dear friend. We lost a great man today. He will be truly missed and our thoughts and prayers are with Jeannie, his family and his many friends."

The Vallejo, Calif. native brought his own unique style to the game of college baseball and Longhorns athletics. He was known for the mental and physical development of his student-athletes and teams. His many honors, records, championships and victories are well documented, but the psychology with which he fostered that success may be what best defined him. 

As a result of his unique style, the Major League Baseball Directors of Player Development once ranked Garrido as one of the top three baseball teachers in the nation. To deserve that distinction, Garrido coached three Golden Spikes Award winners, four National Players of the Year, six College World Series MVPs, 53 All-Americans (66 total honors), 14 all-league MVPs and 143 players who have gone on to professional baseball during his career. His 15 first-round picks in the MLB Draft include Longhorns Beau Hale (No. 14) in 2000, Omar Quintanilla (No. 33) in 2003, both J.P. Howell (No. 31) and 2005 American League Rookie of the Year Huston Street (No. 40) in 2004, the duo of Drew Stubbs (No. 8) and Kyle McCulloch (No. 29) in 2006, Chance Ruffin (No. 48) in 2010, Taylor Jungmann (No. 12) in 2011 and Corey Knebel (No. 39) in 2013. 

A 1961 graduate of Fresno State, Garrido played three seasons for the Bulldogs and earned all-conference recognition, while also taking part in the 1959 College World Series. Along with his UT predecessor Cliff Gustafson, he is one of only 11 men ever to both play and coach in the CWS. Upon graduating, Garrido signed a professional contract with the Cleveland Indians and played six years in their minor league system before retiring in 1966 to accept a coaching position at Sierra High School in Tollhouse, Calif.

Three years later, Garrido's collegiate coaching career would begin as he accepted the head job at San Francisco State in 1969. He then spent his next three seasons at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo (1970-72) before taking the reigns of the Cal State Fullerton program in 1973 where he embarked on the first of many highly-successful campaigns with the Titans. In two stints totaling 21 years as head coach there, Garrido produced a remarkable record of 929-391-6 (.703), while netting seven CWS appearances, one runner-up finish and three national crowns. In between his times at CSFU, Garrido led Illinois to a pair of Big 10 titles, including the school's first in 26 seasons, and a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances.

Garrido's name is held in high regard when people speak of his accomplishments in the College World Series. He is tied for second with five National Championships (trailing only Rod Dedeaux's 10 at USC) and 15 appearances (trailing Cliff Gustafson with 17), and ranks third in victories (41) and series games played (63) among all-time coaches. He is also one of only eight men in history to coach two or more different teams in the CWS and only the third Longhorns head coach (Bibb Falk & Cliff Gustafson) in the 122 completed years of Texas Baseball to lead the Horns to Omaha. He was one of three coaches named to the College World Series Legends Team in 2010.

Along with his collegiate baseball coaching career, Garrido, who was selected for induction into both the Texas Sports and Titan Athletics halls of fame in 2005, also served as an assistant coach on Team USA in 1990, took his 1979 National Champion Fullerton team to Taiwan on a Goodwill Tour and managed in the Alaska Summer League. In the fall of 2008, Garrido was inducted into the Longhorn Hall of Honor, and in the summer of 2013 he was inducted into the Omaha College Baseball Hall of Fame. In January 2016, he was enshrined in the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. In May of that year, Garrido received an Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations for his lifelong commitment to hard work and sacrifice. He was inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame that July.

2018 will be the Crabs 74th season!

There are many ways community members can get involved with the Crabs, just a few of which are listed below. Thank you to our Crabs Sponsors! Click on link: Sponsors

For a printable 2018 ScheduleCLICK HERE

2018 will be the Crabs 74th season!

Outfield signs, Program, Radio and Web Ads, etc.

There are many different options to fit any advertising budget. Sponsor homeruns, get a live read or mention on the Crabs radio during the games, sponsor a special themed night at the park and more. To partner with the Crabs, read about all the options below.

Click links to view the 2018 Sponsorship Form: Page 1, Page 2.

To pay with credit card: PURCHASE your 2018 Crabs Sponsorships online HERE! 

Ad Program Deadline is May 1, 2018: 1,500 copies of the annual Official Crabs Baseball Program prints every May and is distributed and sold at the ballpark for the summer (June to Aug). Click here to see last year's 2017 Crabs Program. To view copies of the 2015 Crabs program CLICK HERE; 2016 Program CLICK HERE.

The Crabs also offer Website ads, Live and Pre-recorded radio spots, Outfield Fence Signs, Inside the Ballpark Signs, and sponsors are encouraged to sponsor a Special Event or Promotion at the ballpark by giving away promotional items to 800+ game day fans. In return, your business will be featured in all Crabs media as well as live ballpark announcements during the game. The Crabs average attendance for the summer hovers around 32,000.

Listen to the Crabs on KGOE 1480 AM. KGOE will stream all the Crabs games online so parents, family, friends and fans can listen at home! To purchase a produced radio spot, please contact KGOE at (707) 442-2000.

OR watch all the Crabs games on our YouTube channel. They are streamed live every game and archived so you won't miss any of the action. You can also get your business mentioned live on air during the broadcast by Crabs radio announcers: Benjamin and Hoke.

Sponsor Crabs Corner on KIEM, News Ch. 3. Purchase a commercial or spot on News Ch. 3 and mention, you'd like to sponsor the Crabs. Tune it every Sunday at 6pm. Visit their website for more info: http://kiem-tv.com/sports 

Right Field BBQ Area, Left Field Rental, Bat Boy, National Anthem, Group Tickets
If your business would just like to be a part of the Humboldt Crabs baseball season somehow, whether it be a large group of people who need tickets, or if you want to rent our exclusive right field BBQ area or our non-exclusive left field picnic area, or if you'd like to be involved with any of our special events like sing the national anthem or throw out the first pitch or have your child become a bat boy/girl, contact our volunteer staff CrabsSpecialEvents@gmail.com 

Donate Gift Certificates, Prizes or Swag for our fans
Donating gift certificates, baskets, products or services of any value is a great way to support the Crabs as well as getting your business recognized at a Crabs game. Giveaway your donated items or gift certificates during a designated game on the schedule and your business will be promoted live (and on the radio) to our 800+ fans. Mail in your gift certificates to the Humboldt Crabs, PO BOX 4422 Arcata, CA 95518. 

Donate a Box of Balls or Hire a Crab Player for the Summer
A large portion of our expenses every year comes from equipment. You can help out by pledging to buy a box of baseballs. Also, our collegiate baseball players are available for light yard work or light office work or can even work part-time for your business. Contact Crabs volunteer Larry Zerlang at (707) 496-4802 for more info.

Join the Crabs Green Team
Do you like baseball? Be a part of the Crabs' tradition by becoming a volunteer and or super fan. The Crabs Green Team spends one hour on designated Saturday mornings to clean up a section of US HWY 101 as well as help clean up the outfield grass after fireworks nights. Green Team members will receive free Crabs general admission tickets to any game for one hour of service. Email Green Team Captain and volunteer Bob Felter at bfelter3@gmail.com for more info.

Crabs Alumni & Hall of Fame
Did you ever play for the Crabs or do you know someone who did? Contact Crabs volunteer Vikki Rossi at vikki@reninet.com to find out how you can get involved with all our Crabs Alumni events. Find out when Alumni weekend is this year.

Donations or Fundraisers
Please submit a written letter about your fundraiser and/or your non-profit organization with a return address and contact information to the Humboldt Crabs, P.O. Box 4422, Arcata, CA 95518, attn Donations. Submit donation request letter 3 to 4 weeks in advance of your event or fundraiser. Our primary focus is to support youth sports programs (with an emphasis on baseball or softball). All donation requests will be considered, but not all will be fullfilled.

Download the Ballpark Vendor Application form, click here
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