It was pitchers duel from the start on Wednesday afternoon in Vancouver and the Eugene Emeralds did not break through, but did manage to pick up a victory in the win column. The game. Vancouver pitcher Miguel Castro gave up one run on a hit in his six innings of work and that slim 1-0 lead would hold until the ninth inning.
In the ninth the Eugene Emeralds would tack on two insurance runs and go away with a 3-0 victory over the Canadians bringing the team back to within a game of tying the five game series. On the mound for Eugene Michael Kelly threw five innings of two hit ball to pick up his third win on the season. He also struck out three Vancouver batters. The Eugene Emeralds still sit at the back end of the standings and a win at the moment is something to build on.
Two more victories would give them the series over Vancouver entering an important eight game homestand with Hillsboro and Tri-City starting on Saturday night. The midway point of the season is on Monday and Eugene will have a bit of work to do to make a push for the postseason in 2014. The team is currently nine games back in the Northwest League within their division.
The Eugene Emeralds and Vancouver will play Game four of their five game series tonight starting at 7:05pm PT. The final game of the series is slated for 1:05pm on Friday.