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Photos: Eugene Emeralds take down Boise Hawks, 9-5

The Eugene Emeralds took on the Boise Hawks at home to start off the second half of their season. The Em’s came out victorious, 9-5. Read the game article here.                

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The Eugene Emeralds beat the Boise Hawks 9-5 Monday night at PK Park. (Samuel Marshall/ Daily Emerald)
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Eugene Emeralds start season’s second half on right foot against Boise Hawks

The Eugene Emeralds came into Monday night’s bout with the Boise Hawks with a clean slate. They lost seven games the past eight days, but today marked the beginning of a new-ish season. Eugene (17-21) finished third to division-winner Hillsboro (22-16) in the Northwest League South’s first half. If it wins the second half, it will …

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The Emeralds salute the American flag during the National Anthem. Eugene played the Vancouver Canadians, July 7, 2015, at PK Park.
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Emeralds fall to Hawks after four-run ninth inning

Following his teammates’ lead, Eugene Emeralds reliever Tanner Griggs entered the game and mowed through three Hawks hitters for a 1-2-3 eighth inning Sunday night at PK Park. The ninth inning was not as kind to Griggs. He gave up four runs and squandered the Emeralds’ lead in their 6-4 loss to …

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Greyfer Eregua gave up two runs in three innings in the Emeralds' 5-4 loss to the Salem- Keizer Volcanoes Saturday night. (Cooper Green/Emerald)
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Eugene Emeralds lose to Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 5-4, drop fourth-straight series

Like an epic lightsaber fight, the Eugene Emeralds seemed to answer every attack by the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes with an identical play or inning for most of Saturday night. However, Darth Vader eventually dealt the fatal blow to Obi-Wan Kenobi in the seventh inning, as the Volcanoes handed the Emeralds a …

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The Emeralds salute the American flag during the National Anthem. Eugene played the Vancouver Canadians, July 7, 2015, at PK Park.
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Former Eugene Emeralds honor Civic Stadium on tribute night

Bob and Susan Boone came to Eugene in the summer of 1972 with their three-year-old son, Aaron. As a catcher, Bob was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in 1969 and had been working his way through the minors since. The Eugene Emeralds, of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League at …

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Five-star guard added to Oregon basketball roster; Mariota signs with Titans

Marcus Mariota signed a four-year deal worth $24.2 million, including a $15.9 million signing bonus, with the Tennessee Titans Thursday. Negotiations between the Titans and their 2015 second-round draft pick were prolonged due to Mariota’s desire to include offset language in his contract, which he was eventually awarded. By comparison, …

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Dewees delivers go-ahead blast for Eugene after Happ is called up

The Eugene Emeralds (17-18) trailed 1-0 to the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (18-17) and mustered just two hits heading into the bottom of the eighth. After Matt Rose’s pinch-hit single, lead-off hitter Donnie Dewees crushed a 1-0 fastball over the fence in left-center to take the lead. “I knew it was a …

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Sluggo wore the usual uniform, accompanied by a robe in honor of The Big Lebowski night at PK Park. (Cooper Green/Emerald)
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Eugene Emeralds lose four of five to Vancouver

With an opportunity to gain major ground on the first-place Hillsboro Hops, the Eugene Emeralds faltered during their five-game series with the last place Vancouver Canadians. After taking the opener of the five-game series against the Canadians in extra innings, the Emeralds dropped the next four games by a combined …

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Ducks sign three-star safety; four-star cornerback announces official visit

Three-star safety Troy Dye out of Norco High School (Norco, California) announced his commitment to Oregon Ducks football Thursday. Dye, who turned down offers from Michigan and Oregon State, ranks 38 on Rivals.com 2016 safeties class. Four-star cornerback Trayvon Mullen, a U.S. Army All-American from Pompano Beach, Florida, announced his official visit …

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Oregon Pitcher Cole Irvin (19) throws ball for a strike out. The Oregon Ducks played the Oregon State Beavers at PK Park in Eugene, Oregon on April 10. (Natsumi Seki/Emerald)
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Cole Irvin to rejoin Oregon’s formidable pitching squad to finish out his senior year

Five of the six Ducks selected in the 2015 MLB Draft elected to forgo their senior seasons and sign with professional teams. In total, Oregon lost its best hitter, best base stealer and three flame-throwing bullpen arms. Fortunately for head coach George Horton, his trusty ace is returning. Starting pitcher …

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Ian Happ runs for first base after breaking a no-hitter in a game against the Hillsboro Hawks on July 17. (Cooper Green/Emerald)
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PK Park Prodigy: Ian Happ continues trend of successful Chicago Cubs first-round picks

It’s the final game of the series on July 17, and the Hillsboro Hops have reached the seventh inning without allowing a single batter from the Eugene Emeralds to reach base. Ian Happ, 20, steps up to the plate the same way he has for every at-bat in the last …

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Hops aces shut out Emeralds two nights straight

Chicago Cubs 2015 first-round draft pick Ian Happ knocked his sixth hit and third double in the finale of the Eugene’ three-game home series with the Hillsboro Hops. Happ, however, was the only Emerald who could muster any offense against the top pitching staff in the Northwest League. Hops’ starting …

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Emeralds stymied in shutout loss to Hillsboro

Down 3-0 in the bottom of the sixth, Emeralds center fielder Ian Happ battled Hillsboro Hops starting pitcher Jared Miller to a full count. The runners on first and second both stole as Happ cracked a line drive down the right field line, but the shot landed in foul territory by …

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Ian Happ (25)  led the Emeralds with three hits, an RBI and a run scored in their 8-4 in Wednesday night over Hillsboro. (Noah McGraw/ Daily Emerald)
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Eugene Emeralds end losing skid, defeat Hillsboro Hops 8-4

The Eugene Emeralds were eager to return home after losing four of five on the road against Tri-City. In four consecutive losses, the Emeralds could manage no more than four runs, struggling to sustain offense. Back in familiar surroundings, they returned to form offensively in an 8-4 win over the …

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Donnie Dewees notches his first professional hit on June 28. He was a factor in the Emeralds' 8-4 victory Wednesday night over Vancouver. (Bayley Sandy/Emerald)
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Dominant sixth inning gives Eugene Emeralds win in series finale

For five innings, the Eugene Emeralds’ streaky bats remained stagnant against the Vancouver Canadians. But in the bottom of the sixth, the Emeralds (13-8) flipped a switch, blowing the game wide open with eight runs en route to an 8-4, series-ending win over the Canadians (8-13) on Wednesday night at …

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Eugene Emeralds notch third-straight victory in 6-4 win over Vancouver

The Eugene Emeralds scored four runs in the bottom of the first and never looked looked back on Tuesday night at PK Park, beating the visiting Vancouver Canadians by a final score of 6-4 for their third-straight win. “That was the difference in the game,” Eugene Emeralds manager Gary Van …

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Ian Happ (25)  led the Emeralds with three hits, an RBI and a run scored in their 8-4 in Wednesday night over Hillsboro. (Noah McGraw/ Daily Emerald)
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Ian Happ the driving force behind Emeralds’ wild comeback win

Even during an off-day, outfielder Ian Happ made things happen for the Emeralds. He was credited with a hit and an RBI, but the Cubs’ 2015 first-round draft pick plated four runs on four productive at bats in Eugene’s walk-off 6-5 win Monday. “He demands that respect,” manager Gary Van Tol said …

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Emeralds third baseman Blake Headley (Cooper Green/ Emerald)
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Justin Marra propels Eugene Emeralds to shutout win over Vancouver

The Eugene Emeralds took down the Vancouver Canadians 6-0 Sunday night in the second game of a five-game series at PK Park. Former Arizona State pitcher Ryan Kellogg pitched two innings his first career minor league start after he struck out two in his debut, a scoreless relief inning one week ago. On Sunday, …

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Third baseman Blake Headley stole second while wearing the white and blue retro jersey. (Cooper Green/Emerald)
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Eugene Emeralds fall 5-4 to Vancouver Canadians on Independence Day

The Vancouver Canadians scored three runs in the top of the fourth and never looked back on Saturday, beating the Eugene Emeralds by a final score of 5-4. The Emeralds (9-8) scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth, but couldn’t complete the comeback. Eugene got on the scoreboard …

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Pitcher Jae-Hoon Ha relieved in the bottom of the sixth and pitched through the top of the eighth. (Cooper Green/Emerald)
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Photo recap: The Eugene Emeralds honor Civic Stadium through jerseys

The Eugene Emerald’s honored Civic Stadium, which burned in a massive fire on Monday Night, during Tuesdays game against the Tri-City Dust Devils by wearing jerseys from every decade that the Ems played at Civic. While none of these players had the opportunity to play at Civic, the loss was felt throughout …

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Eugene Emeralds pay tribute to Civic Stadium in 9-4 win

The Eugene Emeralds donned four different styles of throwback jerseys to pay tribute to the four decades they played at Civic Stadium, their former home field which burned to the ground Monday in a massive fire. “When I heard the news last night, I was kind of in shock,” manager Gary …

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Justin Marra’s walk-off single propels Eugene Emeralds to 5-4 win

Justin Marra hadn’t seen the plate all game. Trading time with the likes of Matt Rose and Tyler Alamo, Marra hadn’t started since Saturday, as a designated hitter. Then, on Monday afternoon in the bottom of the ninth inning with a 4-4 tie and the bases loaded, Eugene Emeralds manager …

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Donnie Dewees notches his first professional hit on June 28. He was a factor in the Emeralds' 8-4 victory Wednesday night over Vancouver. (Bayley Sandy/Emerald)
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Eugene Emeralds lose to Tri-City, end four-game winning streak

The Eugene Emerald’s lost 8-2 to the Tri-City Dust Devils on Sunday afternoon, the fourth in a five-game series. The loss ends their four-game winning streak. “It was a pretty smooth, fast game and everybody was hoping to get out of here early for dinner, but things happen fast,” manager …

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Emeralds’ Ha earns second win of season after six years in the outfield

The Chicago Cubs drafted Jae-Hoon Ha out of his high school in Jin Ju City, Korea in 2008, and the outfielder hit .265 with 38 home runs in six major league seasons. Ha climbed his way up to Triple-A, but never got called up to the major leagues. “He played a …

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The Emeralds overcame the Dust Devils in Friday night's game at PK Park. (Cooper Green/Emerald)
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The Emerald’s defeated Tri-City in the first of a five-game home series

The Emerald’s began their five-game home series against the Tri-City Dust Devils with a 7-1 win, winning their third straight game at home. Pitcher Oscar De La Cruz started the game with a strikeout and his tenacity created a six-inning shutout. The game started off slow, with only a few …

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Ho-young Son on the base paths in a game versus the Boise Hawks. The Eugene Emeralds defeated the Boise Hawks 3-1 Wednesday. (Cooper Green/Emerald)
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Eugene Emeralds down Boise Hawks 3-1 for series win

The Eugene Emeralds snatched their first series victory as well as their first win streak of the season in a 3-1 home win at PK Park over the Boise Hawks Thursday night. Two runs in the first inning were all starting pitcher Justin Steele needed, as he posted six innings …

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Varonex Cuevas warming up for an inning against the Boise Hawks. (Cooper Green/Emerald)
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Eugene Emeralds explode for eight runs in first home win of the season

A late offensive surge combined with pitching errors allowed the Eugene Emeralds to come back from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Boise Hawks 8-3. It was the Emeralds’ first home win of the season in front of a sold-out PK Park crowd. The Ems (2-5) and their offensive fortunes dramatically …

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Frandy De La Rosa strikes out swinging early in the game against Logan Sawyer. The Eugene Emeralds lost their home opener 4-2 to the Boise Hawks. (Cooper Green/Emerald)
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Eugene Emeralds drop home opener to Boise Hawks

Two unearned runs were the difference in the Eugene Emeralds’ 4-2 loss to the Boise Hawks in their home opener Tuesday night. The Emeralds (1-5) committed just one error in the night, but also recorded a crucial passed ball and two wild pitches. They’ve now lost four consecutive games. The passed …

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Eugene Emeralds lose four in season-opening series against Everett AquaSox

The Eugene Emeralds lost four out of five games on the road against the Everett Aquasox to open its season over the weekend. The Emeralds were outscored 38-24 by the Aquasox through the duration of the series. Here’s a rundown of each Emeralds game from the trip to Everett, Washington. Game …

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Oregon pitcher Garrett Cleavinger (35) winds up to pitch the ball to a St. John's player. The Oregon Ducks play the St. John's Thunderbirds at PK Park in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, March 9. (Natalie Hardwicke/Emerald)
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What would Oregon baseball look like without these 12 MLB Draft picks?

If the 12 Ducks who were selected in last week’s MLB draft end up leaving Oregon, things might look a bit different at PK Park next year. Six rostered players and six recruits were drafted last week. They have until July 17 to decide whether to sign with their respective professional teams …

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