The Siskiyous American Legion Post 122 U19 baseball team finished 1-2 to end the season at the eight-team area tournament in Woodland last week. Siskiyous began tourney play with a 13-2 loss to Petaluma on Thursday.
After being bumped to the loser’s bracket on Friday against Napa, Siskiyous played well and won 6-0 in the double elimination tourney.
Saturday, Siskiyous lost 7-1 to Fairfield to end the year 13-14 overall.
The team consists of players from Siskiyou County, as well as those from Fall River High School in McArthur, and a few players from Klamath Falls, Ore.
Head coach Jake Wilson said the team played well overall, but two rough innings doomed the squad.
Against Petaluma, Siskiyous gave up 10 runs the bottom of the fifth, and gave up five runs the bottom of the fifth against Fairfield.
Wilson said the team is fairly young this year and their inexperience popped up at times this season.
A highlight for Siskiyous was the 6-0 victory versus Napa. Pitcher Kaden Riccomini of Mount Shasta, who is heading to UC Davis to play baseball this fall, had eight strikeouts and gave up only two hits in 6.2 innings of work to earn the win. 
“He dominated,” Wilson said. Luke Boyes of Fall River High  School earned the save.
Kekai Ferguson, a junior at Mount Shasta High School, had two RBIs, while fellow Bear Nolan Johnson finished with an RBI. Johnson graduated in June and will head to Simpson University in Redding to play baseball.
Last season, Siskiyous won the area tournament to earn a trip to State, where they finished fourth.
Wilson, a coach for the College of the Siskiyous baseball team said he enjoyed his first year as Legion head coach after being an assistant last year.
“I thank all the players for all their hard work this summer,” Wilson said.
Wilson added that he’s looking forward to the talent that will return next summer. Also, there will be a number of skilled players from this year’s Siskiyous U17 team joining the U19s next year.