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Eugene Emeralds Minor League Wrap: September 11

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The Ems bats go silent and they trail 2 games to 1 in best-of-five championship series.

Zach Davis
John Arguello

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds were silenced by the Vancouver Canadians (Blue Jays), 2-1.

The Ems struck early in this game as center fielder Zach Davis singled to lead off the game. After one out, Davis stole second, then stole third and scored on a wild pitch after two were out. That was the Ems only run of the game.

Ems starter Cory Abbott pitched three scoreless innings, giving up just one hit. He walked two and struck out three.

The Ems defense let them down in the fourth inning when Vancouver struck for two runs. Rollie Lacy relieved Abbot to start the fourth and the leadoff batter, Chavez Young, reached on an error by shortstop Jhonny Bethencourt. The next batter lined out the third baseman Austin Filiere, who made a two-base error when he threw to first to try to double off the runner. Young would score the tying run when the next batter grounded out. Then Canadians DH Brock Lundquist hit a home run to give Vancouver a 2-1 lead.

Lacy took the loss after allowing two unearned runs on two hits over 2.2 innings. Lacy walked one and struck out two.

The Ems only had four hits tonight. Davis was 2 for 4 and doubled in the third inning. DH Michael Cruz was 2 for 2 with a double and two walks.

The two teams will play game four of the best-of-five season tomorrow night in Vancouver. The Emeralds obviously need to win or their season ends.