Golden Spikes Awarded Sunday; Ems Drop Another; Olympic Trials: Eugene

Golden Spikes Awarded Sunday

Though the run for the College World Series has ended for the Beavers there is one more accolade that they are hoping to celebrate.  On Sunday the winner of the Golden Spikes award will be announced. OSU slugger Travis Bazzana is in the running for that award.  The award is given to the top amateur player in the nation.  Bazzana is hopeful that his name will be called.  He is in the list with Georgia’s Charlie Condon and Arkansas’ Hagen Smith. Bazzana is the fourth player in school history to be named a finalist, joining Michael Conforto (2014), Adley Rutschman (2019) and Cooper Hjerpe (2022). Bazzana is aiming to become the second Beaver to win the honor, following Rutschman in 2019.

Ems Drop Another

The Eugene Emeralds slipped a game back of the Spokane Indians after their 9-3 loss last night in Spokane. They are currently 5.5 games back of the league leaders.  They have three more chances to make some headway with games tonight, tomorrow and Sunday.

Olympic Trials: Eugene

Eugene traffic will likely be heavy this weekend with the start of the Olympic track and field trials at Hayward Field. the list of athletes includes 25 current or past Oregon Ducks.  The first round of competition is this evening beginning at 5:22.