Ems Even Series
The Eugene Emeralds evened up the series after a 3-2 victory over the Hillsboro Hops. It was a scoreless first two frames for both ballclubs and the Emeralds were able to get the scoring started in the top of the 3rd inning. Grant McCray drew a two-out walk and was able to swipe second. Carter Howell ripped a shot up the middle and McCray came home to score to give the Emeralds the 1-0 lead through the first 3 innings. The Emeralds added two more runs in the top of the 5th inning. Onil Perez started off the inning with a walk. The next two batters were retired but a passed ball allowed Onil Perez to reach second base. In the bottom of the 5th inning the Hops scored their lone pair of runs in the game. The Emeralds came into this ballgame trailing the Everett AquaSox by 3 games for a potential playoff berth, and after the AquaSox won their ballgame tonight the Emeralds still remain 3 games out. There are just 16 games remaining this season, so each and every game becomes more and more important for the two ball clubs.
Ducks Wrap Up Camp
Preseason camp wrapped up for the Oregon football team Wednesday, with a practice for the Ducks on their outdoor fields in full pads. The team now has a day off from practice Thursday before resuming workouts Friday. That will be the first practice geared specifically toward Oregon’s regular-season opener against Portland State on Sept. 2.