An eighth inning RBI single off the bat of Justin Miller lifted the Eugene Emeralds to a 5-4 win over the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes last night. The Ems trailed going into the seventh and tied it up when Kyle Gaedele scored on a wild pitch. The two teams meet tonight and tomorrow at PK Park in Eugene. The Ems head out to Everett Sunday for the first of three against the Aqua Sox.
Athlete of the Week
The Sports Club, the Siuslaw News, and Coast Radio Sports congratulate freshman basketball standout Braydon Thornton as this week’s Athlete of the Week. Coach Dylan Perry says Thornton was the only freshman in the Sky-Em league to receive all league votes and was selected to the Sky-Em all defensive team. In the Viking’s last two games Thornton averaged 15 points per game with 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 7 steals.
Honorable mention goes to sophomore Lindsey Long who scored 15 points in last week’s 56-51 win over Elmira.
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Join us this Thursday as we catch up with Siuslaw Viking Wrestling Coach, Neil Wartnik.