The Eugene Emeralds are just three games into the second half of the regular season and on Thursday night, in front of the home fans at PK Park in Eugene they threw one of their best games of the season using four pitchers to shutout the Tri-City Dust Devils 2-0.
The Ems took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning thanks to Marcus Davis and Nick Torres. The Eugene Emeralds bullpen was dominant throwing seven innings and not giving up a single hit. It was just the second shutout of the year for Eugene and was also the shortest game at PK Park this season being played in just two hours and fifteen minutes.
The Ems now take some momentum into the weekend and are now 2-1 on the young second half of the year. They currently trail Salem-Keizer by one game in the North Division and will face the Volcanoes starting on Sunday, the start of a three game series in Salem before returning home to face Everett to close out the month of July for a short two game set mid week next week.
Friday night’s first pitch in game four of the five game series with Tri-City is set for 7:05pm. The Eugene Emeralds can secure the series win with a victory on Friday. Saturday’s finale is also slated for a 7:05pm start from PK Park.