The Benton Community Foundation is now accepting nominations for the inaugural Philanthropy Achievement Awards.
They didn't light up the scoreboard as they did early in the year. Nonetheless, the Eugene Emeralds ended their regular season home schedule with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over the Spokane Indians at PK Park. The win gave the Ems a sweep of the five game series, and stretched their overall winning streak to six. Eugene had previously pounded Spokane 7-3 on Wednesday, and followed it up with a 9-4 drubbing on Thursday. On Friday, the Emeralds squeaked by 1-0 before getting the bats going again in a 5-1 triumph on Saturday.
Emeralds edge Volcanoes 5-4 in extra innings.
Ems' right hander throws a gem as Ems close out an otherwise lifeless series with the AquaSox on a high note.
"Every game seemed to be close, and every game, there seem to be difference-makers."
"It took a lot of pressure off, and now I think we're all gonna go out and have a good time."
"If we get a win tomorrow, that'll be big for us."
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.