Ems Drop 3 Straight
After putting 2 wins on the board against the Hillsboro Hops at home, the Eugene Emeralds dropped three straight. Friday night at home the Hops got it all started in the first with a lead off home run by Jorge Barrosa. The Hops added four more runs to take a 5 nothing lead. Eugene battled back with 2 – 2 run innings in the 4th and 5th, but that would be all the scoring on the evening and the Ems drop the game at home 5-4. Saturday and Sunday the venue changed to Hillsboro as the 2 teams continued their 6 game series. Hillsboro scored 2 runs in the first and that would be all they needed at the Ems managed a solo home run in the third for their only run on the night. Final 2-1. Last night it was Eugene that got on the board first with runs in the first and fourth innings. Zach Mort pitched 6 strong innings for the Ems, but got into trouble in the 7th when he allowed two runs on a Kristian Robinson homer to tie the game. It was enough to start the Hops engines and they continued in the 8th inning. Robinson hit another solo shot and then 2 more runs scored for a 5-2 win. The Ems finish up tonight in Hillsboro. First pitch is at 7:05.
Runners Prepare at Steens Mountain
The Siuslaw Viking cross country team prepared for another season at the Steens Mountain Running Camp. 14 athletes from Siuslaw high school participated in the week long high altitude camp. Siuslaw will participate in its first meet on September 14th for the Northwest Classic. Back at home the track at Siuslaw high school received upgrades and resurfacing. The project was completed this past weekend.