The Eugene Emeralds were in Tri-City last night to start a three game series against the Dust Devils. Both teams put on a hitting clinic with 12 hits apiece. Eugene struck first in the second inning with one run but the Dust Devils answered back 5 runs in the bottom of the second. Both teams added 2 runs in the third and fifth innings. The Ems were lagging 9-5 until the seventh inning where they tied it up at 9 with a four run inning. The Ems and Dust Devils went into extra innings with the Dust Devils pulling out the win in the bottom of the tenth. Final score 10-9. Game two of the series will be played this evening at Gesa Stadium with first pitch at 7:05
Athlete of the Week
The Sports Club, the Siuslaw News and Coast Radio Sports congraulate Elijah LaCosse as this week’s Athlete of the Week. Elijah finished the State Wrestling Championship in third place. After losing in the first round he went on to score 5 consecutive pins including a rematch against his first round opponent. He was one of only two wrestlers in the tournament to do that and scored 23 points in the 138 pound weight bracket.
Honorable mention goes to another Viking Wrestler, Hayden Muller who placed 4th in the 135 pound girls division.
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Join us this Thursday as we catch up with Siuslaw Viking Wrestling Coach, Neil Wartnik.