ARCATA (July 10) — The Humboldt Crabs offense broke out in a big way over the weekend, scoring 32 runs in three games as they swept the California Glory in Far West League action, surging to the top of the Northern Division at 11-4 (21-9 overall), a game in front of Redding.
On Friday, the Crabs prevailed 7-3. Austin Prott and Kyle Cerrudo both went 3-for-3, and Ivory Thomas drove in three runs without a hit — with a sac. fly, a walk and a hit-by-pitch. They were supported by seven strong innings from Chris DeBoo, who gave up three runs, but none of them was earned.
Saturday evening, the Crabs routed the Glory 14-3. The big blows were struck in the middle innings as the Crabs hung out a five-spot in the fourth followed by a four-spot in the fifth. Each inning was highlighted by a two-run triple, first from Justin Higley, then from Nick Latta. Kyle Crawford picked up the win.
Sunday's sunny finale saw the Crabs strike for seven runs in a wild second inning, paving the way for an 11-4 win. The craziness started right away in the inning. After Cody Gappa doubled to lead off, Latta singled him in, took second on the throw, then came all the way around to score himself when Glory catcher Trent Woodward's throw to second sailed all the way past center fielder Dustin Lauglin.
The Crabs continue FWL play at home on Tuesday and Wednesday against the NorCal Pirates. Tuesday's doubeheader starts at 5:30 p.m., and Wednesday's game is at 7 p.m. (Please note: printed schedules that have this series being played on the road are incorrect.)