I’ve covered U of O athletics on and off since 2000, and I’m looking forward to the challenge of developing the EDN sports page into something no one else has seen in this area. As the new sports editor, let me kickoff this column with a few random thoughts.
Cory Spangenberg ends his time in Eugene in style, as the Ems beat Yakima 6-2.
The Eugene Emeralds have played 24 games this season. And thanks to solid pitching, timely offense, and a tough, focused manager who still says his team isn’t playing well, they’ve now won 20 of them. – Nate Gartrell
Ems’ Cory Spangenberg has been swinging a hot bat this past month.
“We got taken behind the woodshed tonight. But you’re not surprised, it’s gonna happen at some point.” The Ems’ loss on Wednesday means that their record-breaking 14-game win streak is officially over, but the Ems are still in a good position, for the moment.
Ems set a new Northwest League record by winning their 14th game in a row.
The 33rd annual Summer Solstice Ultimate Frisbee tournament was held in Eugene June 18-19, 2011. This tournament is one of the longest-running in the country, and features some of the best teams across the West Coast.
“We’re all having a blast, we’re all rooting for each other. We’re a great team, great group of guys.”
“It feels great to help the team win in any way possible.”
“Tonight’s ballgame, a lot of things went our way. But we’ve got a long way to go.”