It what was expected to be an exciting game there was a limit put on that excitement before the game even began. Typically when a game is tied at the end of nine innings, you play ‘extra innings’, however due to a rule for the All-Star game that was extended to an ‘extra inning’. So in the end, at the bottom of the tenth the game was tied after each team combined for a total of nine hits it was over.
No winner, no loser. Personally I find it to be somewhat boring when there is no winner, but the best of the best from the Northwest were on display including several members of the hometeam, the Eugene Emeralds. The North All-Stars had a chance in the fourth inning to break the tie, and the South had a chance in the sixth when Eugene Ems own Franchy Cordero started the inning with single, but the team could not get him around the bases to score.
The North had another opportunity to plate a run in the top of the tenth. Jose Trevino was the MVP and the only player in the game with multiple hits in the 0-0 tie. The game went to the tenth inning and ended due to pitching limits.
The Eugene Emeralds are back in action starting on Thursday at Hillsboro for three games followed by a three game set at Boise before returning home to PK Park for a six game homestand.