Humboldt Crabs cancel final games of season due to COVID-19 outbreak

ARCATA, Calif. (KIEM) – Hours before the second installment of the season-ending three game series against the Sacramento Yankees, the Humboldt Crabs announced the cancellation of their final two games.

In a statement, the Crabs revealed that multiple members tested positive for COVID-19, forcing an abrupt end to the season.

Citing the recent surge of coronavirus cases in Humboldt County, as well as hospitalizations, officials found the safest solution would be to cancel the remainder of the series.

“The health and safety of these young men and our coaches, staff, volunteers, and fans is of the utmost importance especially in light of the increase in local cases and hospitalizations recently,” the statement said.

Friday night’s 7-1 win over the Yankees becomes their final game of the season. The Humboldt Crabs finish with a 39-6 record.