Humboldt B52s starting pitcher Keegan Beebe picked up his fourth win as a starter of the summer in an 11-7 win over the visiting Ukiah Hawks, Saturday evening at Bomber Field. (Andrew Butler — Times-Standard)
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Cole Harper and Jeff Giacomini each hit a home run as the Humboldt B52s evened up its weekend 3-game series against the visiting Ukiah Hawks with an 11-7 win, Saturday evening at Bomber Field.

After falling into a 1-0 hole after one inning the B52s seized the lead in the second inning, a lead which it would hold on to for the remainder of the contest.

Karter Koch led the bottom of the second with a single and Matt Mascio worked his way to a walk to put two men on with no outs. Cole Harper stepped to the plate next and evened up the game, scoring Koch on an RBI single down the first-base line.

A few batters later Cody Banks hit a bases-loaded single along the same flight path Harper’s hit took, scoring Mascio to give the home team a 2-1 advantage.

Mascio extended the B52s lead in the following frame, nearly homering over the center field wall as his hit bounced off the barrier. The double scored Koch and put the B52s ahead 3-1.

The B52s added a fourth run in the fourth inning and six more in the sixth — including Harper’s 3-run home run — to pull away from the visitors.

Giacomini capped off the evening in the seventh with a solo home run, the second of the year for “the Captain.”

Keegan Beebe (4-0) got the start at pitcher for the B52s and picked up his fourth win in as many starts of the summer. Beebe stayed on for five innings, giving up two earned runs on six hits while striking out six.

“Keegan had been a great pick up for us,” B52s manager Scott St. John said. “He paints the strike zone. What can you say — four starts, four wins.”

Antonio Caravalho pitched two innings in relief of Beebe and gave up four earned runs during them. Jordan Forrester and Justin Smith each picked up an inning of work to close out the ball game, neither giving up a run during their time on the mound.

Offensively, Cody Banks and Giacomini finished with similar stat lines. Both had three hits, two runs scored and an RBI.

Harper, Koch and Tommy Gale each had two hits for the B52s. Harper finished as the team’s leading RBI-getter, with four. He also had a double and a home run.

Up next

The B52s (22-10) will try to pick up a series win today when it takes on the Hawks for game three at 12:05 p.m., at Bomber Field.

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