Ems Drop 3 Straight
On Friday the Eugene Emeralds won their third game against the Vancouver Canadians 9-1 to take a 3-0 lead in the series, however the Canadians would hold firm on the following three games with a 6-2 win Saturday afternoon and a 4-2 win in the makeup game later that evening. Last night a couple of Canadian’s homers in the fourth inning gave Vancouver a 6-1 lead that the Ems could not recover from. Final score 8-1 Canadians. The Ems head to Hillsboro tomorrow for a 6 game series against the Hops.
Ducks Look for Solid End to Pac-12 Tenure
Dan Lanning would prefer it if Oregon’s final season in the Pac-12 isn’t defined by “what ifs,” the way last year was for the Ducks. Lanning’s first season in charge at Oregon was a success with 10 wins, a bowl game victory and a spot in the national conversation into November. But it was also frustrating it didn’t become more than just a successful debut season and was punctuated by losses to the Ducks’ two biggest rivals. The Ducks should again be very good, led by quarterback Bo Nix and running back Bucky Irving. But Oregon’s success will largely rely on the defense making a big improvement.