GameChanger App Summary: The Crabs score 8 runs in the 7th inning. Humboldt recorded 11 hits and 2 errors in the final game against Menlo. 

The Humboldt Crabs defeated Menlo Park Legends 13-5 on Sunday after taking the lead late in the game. The game was tied at five with Humboldt Crabs batting in the bottom of the seventh when Drew Porter drew a walk, scoring one run. The Crabs are now 18-8 on the season.

The Crabs secured the victory thanks to eight runs in the seventh inning. The big inning was thanks to walks by Porter and Mario DeMera, singles by Anthony Karagiannopoulos and Cary Arbolida (.316 AVE), by Aaron Perez and Andrew Esperanza, and a sacrifice fly by Kevin Fitzer.

Humboldt Crabs got things moving in the first inning, when Javier Felix grounded out, scoring one run. Felix has 29 hits, 24 RBIs and is batting .403 AVE on the season.

After Menlo Park Legends scored one run in the top of the third, Humboldt Crabs answered with one of their own. Menlo Park Legends scored when Kiodai Yaoita doubled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run. Humboldt Crabs then answered when Arbolida‘s sac fly scored one run for Humboldt Crabs.

Caleb Ruiz pitched Humboldt Crabs to victory. Ruiz is now 4-0 on the season with an 2.856 ERA and 32 strikeouts. The fireballer lasted seven innings, allowing eight hits and five runs while striking out four. Kelan Scanlan threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.

Steve Soto took the loss for Menlo Park Legends. Soto went four innings, allowing five runs on six hits and striking out one.

Humboldt Crabs had 11 hits in the game. Perez and Karagiannopoulos each had multiple hits for Humboldt Crabs. Perez went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Humboldt Crabs in hits.

Menlo Park Legends saw the ball well today, racking up eight hits in the game. Matt Palomino and Ben Leiphart all collected multiple hits for Menlo Park Legends.

The Crabs will play the Redding Tigers at the Arcata Ballpark on Tuesday and Wednesday. Both games will start at 7pm, gates open at 6pm. For Crabs schedule: https://humboldtcrabs.com/schedule/ and for tickets: https://humboldtcrabs.com/tickets/

“Powered by Narrative Science and GameChanger Media. Copyright 2022. All rights reserved.” Any reuse or republication of this story must include the preceding attribution.

Ad for Harper Motors
Crusty Crab Logo

Good Friends. Good Times. Great Baseball. Since 1945.

Humboldt Crabs Baseball, Inc. | P.O. Box 4422 | Arcata, CA 95518 | (707) 840-5665 | Contact Us