The short three games series with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes has the Eugene Emeralds in a prime position with a victory on Friday night in the rubber game of the series. The team is currently four games out in the second half for the Northwest League and their playoff hopes are still alive with sixteen games left in the regular season.
The team can take the series with Salem-Keizer with a win on Friday and start a small winning streak after a stellar outing from Starting Pitcher Zach Lemond did not allow a Volcanoes runner to cross the plate in his six innings of work. He would get the win as the bullpen also shutout Salem-Keizer in a 1-0 victory for the Eugene Emeralds. It was the second win of the year for Lemond and his longest outing of the season so far.
The Eugene Emeralds will look to earn another victory on Friday night(7:05pm) against Salem-Keizer before hosting the Hillsboro Hops over the weekend at PK Park. Saturday’s first pitch is set for 7:05pm. Continuing the win streak can only benefit the Eugene Emeralds who are running out of opportunities to pick up some wins as the regular season comes to a close and make a final impression and have a chance at a post season playoff berth.