One mistake can make or break a game for a pitcher. Ryan Williams had one of those days after going six strong innings and only giving up five hits and one run, but the offense could not give him any support as the Ems fell in a one run shut out. The Ems for their part out hit the AquaSox, but could not string together a rally. Eugene had runners on base in seven of the nine innings, but did not push across the tying run. Eugene begins a series in Boise for the next three days before coming back home and starting a series with Hillsboro on Saturday, July 7th.
Athlete of the Week
The Sports Club, the Siuslaw News and Coast Radio Sports congratulate Elijah Blankenship as this week’s Athlete of the Week. In last week’s outing against Sutherlin, Elijah was 3 for 3 at the plate with 1 RBI and a base on balls. Blankenship reached base each of his four appearances at the plate.
Honorable mention goes to Mapleton Runner Brier Shird who set personal records in the 200 and 800 meter runs taking second place in the 800.
Viking Sports Talk
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Join us this Thursday as we catch up with Siuslaw Viking Wrestling Coach, Neil Wartnik.