The Eugene Emeralds won one and lost two over the weekend against the Tri-City Dust Devils. Last night’s game in Washington was a back and forth battle over 9 innings. The game was tied at 4-4 through 7 innings when a wild pitch in the bottom of the 8th scored Tri-City’s Tre Carter. Jordan Guerrero was brought in for the Devils in the top of the ninth to strike out Jonathan Sierra for the win. The series is tied 2-2 and the deciding game will be played this evening in Pasco, Washington at 7:15. The game marks the mid season for the MILB.
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.