A couple of early hits put the Eugene Emeralds out in front last night against the Salem-Kaiser Volcanoes. The Ems took a 2 nothing lead through 7 innings when Volcanoes 3rd baseman David Villar hit a two run homer to tie the game. The ems got back in front after a couple singles in the bottom of the 7th when Fernando Kelli hit a single into left field scoring second baseman Luis Diaz. Final score 3-2 Ems. The Ems are on the Road to Vancouver this evening for a first pitch at 7:05.
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.