Local Sports: Sandblasters and Emeralds

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The Three Rivers Sandblasters split a pair of non-league games yesterday in Southern Oregon.  First, at the Medford tournament they outlasted the Springfield Titans 7-5.  Jake Thompson picked up the win on the mound in relief.  Later in the afternoon, Three Rivers switched to Grants Pass for a pickup game… in addition to picking up, they gave up six runs in the sixth inning for an 8-6 loss to the Nuggets.  Play in Medford continues through Sunday… the ‘Blasters will be back home Monday afternoon.


The Canadians snapped a three-game Eugene Emeralds win streak with an 8-2 victory last night in Vancouver.  The Ems jumped to a one-run lead in the top of the first, but the Canucks steadily built a lead using nine hits and capitalizing on one Eugene error.  The two teams meet again tonight and tomorrow.  The Emeralds will make a three-day stop in Everett beginning Sunday before returning home on the Fourth.