The Eugene Emeralds scored four runs in the third, then a Jace Peterson solo home run in the fourth inning broke a 4-4 tie, lifting the Ems to a 5-4 win over the Everett Aqua Sox last night. It was the first win of the year in Everett for the Emeralds who have struggled, particularly against the Sox, down the stretch. The Spokane Indians will be in Eugene beginning this evening to begin the final five-game home stand for the Emeralds.
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.