It was a wild one Tuesday night in Eugene, Oregon and unfortunately the Emeralds wound up on the wrong end of the scoreboard. Starter Walker Weikel got off to a bad start allowing two runs in the first right after Eugene had scored two early on. Then, after Eugene scored 3 in the second he allowed another run to make the score 5-3. Then he did pull himself together for two scoreless innings before some shaky defense and more hits allowed got the best of him in the 5th. He ended up allowing 7 runs, 5 earned, and left losing 7-6. Yet the scrappy Emeralds fought back nicely, rallying to tie it all up at 8 in the 9th inning before falling in extra innings. The relief corps stepped in admirably, particularly young Colby Blueberg who pitched two innings of scoreless relief and his ERA now stands at 0.34 on the season.
Friar of the Future: 1B Trae Santos. Santos went 3-4 with 2 doubles and 4 RBI.
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Friar of the Future
: P Walker Weikel. Not a horrible outing, but it is so important when your team gives you a lead to hold the opponent down! The Em’s gave him a 2-0 lead in the first and he lost it. Then a 5-2 lead and he made it 5-3. Eventually they were up 6-3 and in the fifth he allowed more runs to lose the lead. If he had been able to shut down in the first or the second we have a much different ballgame instead.