Bradley Zimmer, above, got the Crabs on the board with a mammoth solo homer, and a late rally gave them the lead for good.
It ain't how you start, it's how you finish.
The Crabs came out somewhat sluggish on Wednesday against the Humboldt Sluggers, a team of local players coached by former Crab Eric Giacone, but Bradley Zimmer's third-inning homer got the home team on the board and a two-run rally in the eighth gave the Crabs a hard-fought 4-3 win.
Spencer Duggan continued his hot start to the season, driving in Garth Bonomini with two outs in the fourth and doubling in the tying run before scoring the go-ahead run on a Clay Cedarquist single in the eighth.
If the Crabs thought they would have an easy go of things against the younger local squad, they soon learned that if they were to walk away with a 'W' on this night, they'd have to earn it. The Sluggers got on the board first and still led 3-1 in the sixth, before Bonomini and Duggan both managed to poke singles through the right side to make it 3-2.
This weekend, the Crabs kick of Far West League play against the Menlo Park Legends. Game times are 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. Friday night's contest is Learn to Earn Night, sponsored by Umpqua Bank.