Play ball! Few things say summer better than baseball, and taking in a live game with your family, friends or a date is a fine way to spend a summer evening. In Eureka, you can watch the Humboldt B52s host exciting baseball action at Bomber Field, the completely renovated old Redwood Acres Field, where there’s also hot food and cold beer. It’s cheaper than going to the movies, and way more fun.
The Humboldt B52s baseball team was founded in 2014 by Jeff Giacomini, Spencer Duggan and Ryan Patrick. They are a semi-professional, wood bat, summer baseball league team made up primarily of collegiate players who live in Humboldt County, and players from out of the area who want to spend a summer here to get to know this very special part of the world. They play mostly summer collegiate teams, but also semi-pro teams. (Summer collegiate means only college players are on the team, like the Humboldt Crabs, who the B52s will be playing four times this summer). Semi-pro means they have some players who’ve been paid to play professionally. Their season runs from May 31 to July 31 this year, with an auction dinner August 1 at the Eureka Elks Lodge.
The B52s are a strong supporter of youth sports, and in addition to playing a full schedule have put together two fall ball and travel teams for younger players. They also host a summer youth baseball camp in July, with additional private instruction available as well. All instructors are current members of the Humboldt B52s roster.
Where: 3775 Harris St., Eureka
More Info: HumboldtB52sBaseball.com and on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter
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