The Eugene Emeralds dropped the final two games against the Boise Hawks over the weekend in Boise. That broke the 5 game win streak the Ems had going. They dropped the Friday game 9-7 and Saturday the Hawks pasted the Ems with 13 hits and 10 runs including a pair of homers to stun the Ems 10-2. The Emeralds were back at home last night to host the Vancouver Canadians. The two teams were knotted up at 2 until the bottom of the ninth when Caleb Knight hit a single to score short stop Pedro Martinez for the 3-2 win. The Ems are at home through Friday and will host the Canadians for two more games on Monday and Tuesday before meeting with Salem Kaiser for three games beginning Wednesday. The Ems are 26-29 on the season.
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.