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Eugene Emeralds defeat Hillsboro Hops, move into first in final regular season home game

The Eugene Emeralds went 0 for 15 with runners in scoring position in two losses to the Hillsboro Hops on Friday and Saturday. They committed unforced errors and scored just one combined run in the losses. Saturday’s loss tied the Emeralds and Hops atop the second-half Northwest League South standings. Emeralds manager Gary Van …

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Gary Van Tol, manager of the Eugene Emeralds. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Eugene Emeralds lose opener of critical series against Hillsboro Hops

The Eugene Emeralds saw a glimpse of playoff-level atmosphere in a 3-1 loss to the Hillsboro Hops on Friday. The Emeralds made it look easy winning four of five against Spokane. Friday, however, was a different story. “This is what the playoffs are going to be like against a good ball …

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The Eugene Emeralds sporting flannel and denim uniforms against the Spokane Indians on "Portlandia Night" August 27, 2015. (Samuel Marshall)
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Photos: Eugene Emeralds wear wacky uniforms in win over Spokane Indians

The Eugene Emeralds took on the Spokane Indians Thursday night, donning unusual uniforms that paid tribute to Portland’s unique style. With their 2-1 victory over Spokane, the Em’s ride a 4-game winning streak.                 Follow Samuel Marshall on Twitter @samwow55

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A Eugene Emeralds baserunner trots home against the Spokane Indians on August 26, 2015. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Photos: Eugene Emeralds win third straight game

The Eugene Emeralds defeated the Spokane Indians 4-1 Wednesday night. The Ems scored three runs in the 5th inning, capitalizing off the Indians’ mistakes.     Follow Samuel Marshall on Instagram: @samwowmar

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Eugene Emeralds lose second straight in extra innings

The Eugene Emeralds returned to PK Park on Sunday following a tough loss in extra innings against Salem-Keizer the night prior. But for the second consecutive night, the Emeralds lost in extra innings, this time 4-3 in 11 hard-fought innings against the Spokane Indians. “We can’t afford to have too …

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Emeralds left-handed pitcher Kyle Twomey preserved the team's no-hitter in his three innings pitched on Sunday. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Four pitchers contribute to no-hitter in Emeralds victory against Everett

Three outs separated the Eugene Emeralds from a no-hitter in Sunday’s contest against the Everett AquaSox. Three pitchers had maintained a no-hitter over eight innings and now, in the bottom of the ninth, Emeralds reliever Trey Masek was being called upon to close out the game and preserve the rare feat. …

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Emeralds can’t comeback from early deficit, lose third straight to Everett AquaSox

For the seventh time in eight games this season, the Eugene Emeralds lost to the Everett AquaSox. The Emeralds threatened to rally on Friday in a 6-3 defeatz, but couldn’t surmount the deficit over the final three innings. The Emeralds (8-8 in the 2nd half) lost four of five against Everett (10-6) to start the …

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Gary Van Tol, manager for the Eugene Emeralds. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Emeralds manager Gary Van Tol traveled the world and landed in Eugene

Having coached in the Chicago Cubs’ minor league system for eight years, Eugene Emeralds manager Gary Van Tol frequently sees players come and go. Van Tol gets to promote a lot of players, but also must release a fair number from the organization. “Sometimes guys have been with you for just one or two seasons, and you have …

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Frandy De La Rosa bunts against the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes on August 7, 2015. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Three errors cost Eugene Emeralds in loss to Everett AquaSox

The Eugene Emeralds broke out offensively and swept the Boise Hawks on the road in three games, ending Tuesday. They looked to carry that momentum into the first match-up of their five-game home stand with the Everett AquaSox. “You get 22 hits and 15 runs the night before and you do everything you can …

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Eugene Emeralds sweep Boise Hawks and move into first place of Northwest League South

The Eugene Emeralds took down the Boise Hawks in three straight road games, culminating with a 22-hit performance in their 15-8 win Tuesday night. The series sweep propelled Eugene (8-5) to the top of the Northwest League South and kept Boise (3-10) at the bottom. Having won four straight, the Emeralds sit …

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Eugene Emeralds need just one run in victory over Salem-Keizer Volcanoes

All it took was one run. Alberto Mineo led off the bottom of the second inning with a triple to centerfield and then came around to score on an Adonis Paula single. Mineo crossing the plate was the only time the Emeralds — or the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes — would score …

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A Salem-Keizer player hops over Ian Rice of the Eugene Emeralds on August 7, 2015. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Photos: Salem-Keizer Volcanoes defeat the Eugene Emeralds 9-2

The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes pulled away with seven runs in the eighth inning to defeat the Eugene Emeralds. Read the game recap by Kenny Jacoby here. The Emeralds finish their three-game series with the Volcanoes, Saturday, August 7 at 7:05 pm.

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Frandy De La Rosa sprints to first base against the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes on August 7, 2015. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Eugene Emeralds fall apart late in blowout loss to Salem-Keizer Volcanoes

The Eugene Emeralds extended their losing streak to four games after a 9-2 loss to the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Friday night at PK Park. The Eugene bullpen gave up seven runs in the decisive eighth inning. “It got out of hand in a hurry,” Emeralds manager Gary Van Tol said. Van …

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A Salem-Keizer player hops over Ian Rice of the Eugene Emeralds on August 7, 2015. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Eugene Emeralds start busy stretch of schedule with loss to Salem-Keizer Volcanoes

The Eugene Emeralds dropped game one of a three-game series with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, 3-2, Thursday night at PK Park. “It was a playoff type of game,” Emeralds manager Gary Van Tol said. “This is a team we’re going to have to beat to get that playoff spot in the …

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Oregon football players run onto the field for the start of a home game at Autzen Stadium. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Pac-12 football media days begin this week

– The 2015 Pac-12 Football Media Days begin tomorrow at 9 a.m. with conference commissioner Larry Scott’s press conference.  Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich will answer questions Friday at 12:25 p.m., and running back Royce Freeman and linebacker Rodney Hardrick will follow at 12:38 p.m. The two-day event be held …

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Emeralds drop fifth straight series in loss to Boise

The day after it appeared to turn a corner, the Eugene Emeralds once again looked like the team in weeks prior that struggled so mightily on offense. The Emeralds were shut out for only the third time this season in a 5-1 loss to the Boise Hawks Tuesday at PK Park. Emeralds …

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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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