Emeralds and Hops in Marathon 17-inning game

18 August 2014

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The Hillsboro Hops finally came out on top 9-7 over the Eugene Emeralds last night in a 17-inning marathon game at PK Park.

Trae Santos got it started for the Ems with a first inning Grand Slam, putting Eugene up 5-1 early. But, the Hops tied it in the sixth and it remained that way until the top of the 17th when Hillsboro’s Taylor Ratliff punched a two-run homer to right field.

The Emeralds had a chance in the bottom of the inning, loading the bases on two singles and a walk before Felipe Blanco struck out swinging.

The Emeralds came out on top Friday night 5-4 in the final game of a three-game series against Salem-Keizer; then fell to the Hops Saturday 6-3. Eugene and Hillsboro wrap up tonight before the Emeralds head out for a five-game series against Everett.

Football Season Tickets Go On Sale

Looking ahead to the fall… Season tickets for Siuslaw Viking football go on sale tomorrow at Noon at the high school. The Vikings will host four home games this season.