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2021 Eugene Emeralds Season In Review

Win streaks, walk-offs, a cycle and a title headlined a season that won't soon be forgotten in the Emerald Valley
September 29, 2021

Oh, what a season. The 2021 Minor League season was anything but ordinary in Eugene, but it was undoubtedly one to remember. Look back on all of the major moments on the diamond from a year that ended with another league title. HIGH-A WEST CHAMPIONS: Let’s start with the obvious:

Crazy Season Ends With Ems Championship

Eugene wins their third league title in five seasons, this time winning the first-ever High-A West Championship
September 26, 2021

The Eugene Emeralds returned home this weekend with some hardware after downing the Spokane Indians, three-games-to-one, to claim the High-A West Championship in the team’s first season playing at the High-A level and playing as a San Francisco Giants affiliate once more. HOW IT HAPPENED: The series in Spokane started

Spokane Forces Game Four Despite Strong Outing From Teng

Spokane Forces Game Four Despite Strong Outing From Teng
September 24, 2021

The Eugene Emeralds (2-1) remain one win away from a High-A West title after the Spokane Indians (1-2) forced a Game Four thanks to a 6-1 win in Game Three of the High-A West Championship Series at Avista Stadium. THE DETAILS:

  • Winning Pitcher: Mitchell Kilkenny (1-0, 1.29 ERA): 7.0

Ems On Brink Of Title After Power Pitching, Clutch Hitting Headline Game Two Win

The Emeralds move one game away from winning the High-A West title after pulling through in a pitcher’s duel in Spokane
September 23, 2021

One. Win. Away. After an offensive explosion in Game One of the High-A West Championship Series, the Eugene Emeralds (2-0) leaned on power pitching in Game Two to take a 2-0 series advantage over the Spokane Indians (0-2) and move one win away from winning the High-A West title. THE

Emeralds Offense Explodes For Fifteen Runs To Power Game One Win

Eugene tallies five homers and twenty hits – highlighted by an eight-run first inning – to start the High-A West Championship Series on a resounding note
September 22, 2021

There was no doubt from the get-go in Game One of the High-A West Championship Series as the Eugene Emeralds (1-0) earned a dominant 15-7 win over the Spokane Indians (0-1) on Tuesday night at Avista Stadium. THE DETAILS:

  • Winning Pitcher: John Russell (1-0, 0.00 ERA): 2.0 IP |

Bads Is Headed To The High-A West Championship Series

September 20, 2021

A mysterious, unofficial Minor League Ambassador known only as Bads85 has not been shy about sharing his thoughts with us (specifically, our General Manager Allan Benavides) on a wide array of issues pertaining to the Ems, MiLB, and the game of baseball at-large. Rather than simply diverting his unrelenting e-mails

High-A West Championship Series Preview

The Eugene Emeralds and Spokane Indians will face off in the first-ever High-A West Championship Series with the Ems aiming to win their third league title in five seasons
September 20, 2021

The matchup is set. The Eugene Emeralds (69-50) and Spokane Indians (67-49) will meet in the best-of-five High-A West Championship Series this week in Spokane, Washington. ABOUT THE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES: The High-A West Championship series will begin on Tuesday, September 20 at Avista Stadium. The schedule is as follows: -

Eugene Earns Very Nice Win To Wrap Regular Season

The Emeralds will head into the postseason on the heels of a series win and three straight victories after downing the Dust Devils to wrap the regular season
September 20, 2021

The Eugene Emeralds (69-50) will head into the postseason after taking four-of-five against the Tri-City Dust Devils (43-68) thanks to a series-ending 8-4 win that wrapped the regular season. THE DETAILS:

  • Winning Pitcher: Nick Morreale (2-0, 6.27 ERA): 1.0 IP | 3 H | 3 R | 3 ER

Pitching Staff Stacks Up Nineteen Strikeouts In Win

Five Emeralds pitchers combine to tie Eugene’s season-high in punch outs while Eugene clinches series win ahead of regular season finale
September 19, 2021

Nineteen strikeouts. NINETEEN. That… is a lot. The Eugene Emeralds (68-50) pitching staff put forth a dominant performance on Saturday night, blanking the Tri-City Dust Devils (43-67) by a final score of 5-0 at Gesa Stadium. THE DETAILS:

  • Winning Pitcher: John Russell (6-0, 4.01 ERA): 2.0 IP | 1

Labour’s Clutch Triple Pushes Ems Past Dust Devils In Pasco

Eugene wins their 22nd one-run game of the season in a come-from-behind effort that included a ten-strikeout performance from Jake Dahlberg
September 18, 2021

The Eugene Emeralds (67-50) bounced back with another trademark one-run win on Friday night, downing the Tri-City Dust Devils (43-66) by a final of 3-2 at Gesa Stadium. THE DETAILS:

  • Winning Pitcher: Ty Weber (1-0, 0.00 ERA): 1.0 IP | 0 H | 0 R | 1 BB |

Ems Can’t Capitalize On Teng’s Stellar Start

Kai-Wei Teng tallies double-digit strikeouts for the second straight outing but the Ems offense only musters one run
September 17, 2021

The Eugene Emeralds (66-50) couldn’t take advantage of another stellar outing from Kai-Wei Teng on Thursday night, falling to the Tri-City Dust Devils (43-65) by a final of 3-1 at Gesa Stadium. THE DETAILS:

  • Winning Pitcher: Dakota Donovan (1-0, 3.07 ERA): 2.0 IP | 2 H | 0 R

Championship Series Comes Into Focus

Breaking down what the upcoming High-A West Championship Series will look like and why the Ems will not host any postseason games in Eugene
September 16, 2021

There’s a lot to unpack here in the final week of the regular season; so, let’s do exactly that. We’ll take a look at what the current final series of the regular season looks like, what the playoffs look like, and where you can expect to see Emeralds postseason baseball.

Eugene Punches Ticket To Postseason

Eugene puts forth one of its most top-to-bottom dominant performances of the season, shutting out the Tri-City Dust Devils behind 18 strikeouts from six different Ems pitchers
September 16, 2021

The Eugene Emeralds (66-49) are headed to the High-A West Championship Series after blanking the Tri-City Dust Devils (42-65) by a final of 6-0 on Wednesday night at Gesa Stadium. THE DETAILS:

  • Winning Pitcher: Blake Rivera (1-2, 8.18 ERA): 2.0 IP | 1 H | 0 R | 1

Teng Named High-A West Pitcher Of The Week

The talented Taiwanese hurler’s stellar strikeout night earns him the league’s weekly honor for the first time this season
September 13, 2021

Emeralds pitcher Kai-Wei Teng has been named the High-A West’s Pitcher of the Week for the week of September 6-12. Teng is the eighth Emerald to receive a High-A West weekly honor this season, joining OF Ismael Munguia, LHP Jake Dahlberg, OF Heath Quinn, INF Tyler Fitzgerald, OF Franklin Labour,

Ems Split Doubleheader To Wrap Home Slate

Eugene gets a walk-off win in Game One but can’t finish off the series sweep in Game Two
September 11, 2021

The Eugene Emeralds (65-49) set up a chance for a five-game sweep but couldn’t complete it as the Ems and Everett AquaSox (61-52) split a doubleheader on Friday with the Ems winning, 2-1, in Game One before falling, 9-2, in Game Two. GAME ONE DETAILS:

  • Winning Pitcher: Conner Nurse

Teng Tantalizes Everett As Ems Down Frogs For Fifth Straight Win 

The Taiwanese right-hander tallied a career-high 13 strikeouts as the Ems padded their slim lead atop the High-A West standings
September 10, 2021

It was another picture-perfect night at PK Park for the Eugene Emeralds (64-48) who won their fifth straight game, coming-from-behind to down the visiting Everett AquaSox (60-51) by a final of 4-1 in front of 2,200 fans on the season’s penultimate gameday. THE DETAILS:

  • Winning Pitcher: Nick Avila (5-7,

Ems Mash Way To Another Big Win

Everyone in the lineup reached base at least once in a comfy win, Eugene’s fourth consecutive victory
September 9, 2021

The Eugene Emeralds (63-48) made it four-in-a-row on Wednesday night, handily defeating the Everett AquaSox (60-50) by a final of 11-5 at PK Park. THE DETAILS:

  • Winning Pitcher: John Russell (5-0, 4.18 ERA): 3.0 IP | 3 H | 3 R | 2 ER | 0 BB | 2

A Look Towards The Future: Offseason Plans

September 8, 2021

A mysterious, unofficial Minor League Ambassador known only as Bads85 has not been shy about sharing his thoughts with us (specifically, our General Manager Allan Benavides) on a wide array of issues pertaining to the Ems, MiLB, and the game of baseball at-large. Rather than simply diverting his unrelenting e-mails

Smith’s Two-Homer Night Paces Comeback Win

The Ems erase a five-run deficit behind power hitting and power pitching to earn a big win to start a big series
September 8, 2021

The Eugene Emeralds (62-48) started the final homestand of the season in electric fashion on Tuesday night, downing the Everett AquaSox (60-49) by a final of 9-6 at PK Park. THE DETAILS:

  • Winning Pitcher: Solomon Bates (2-1, 4.59 ERA): 2.0 IP | 1 H | 0 R | 0

Eugene Sweeps Hops in Doubleheader

September 8, 2021

The Eugene Emeralds (61-48) ended the season series against their in-state rivals with a pair of victories on Sunday, downing the Hillsboro Hops (48-59) with wins of 2-1 and 6-1 at Ron Tonkin Field. GAME ONE DETAILS:

  • Winning Pitcher: Jake Dahlberg: 6.0 IP | 5 H | 1 R

Ems No-Hit Hops After Lights Out Performance

The Ems and Hops play just one inning before the lights failed to kick on at The Tonk
September 5, 2021

Seth Corry was lights out in the first inning on Saturday night. He was so lights out, in fact, that the lights at Ron Tonkin Field quite literally stopped working as Saturday night’s game between the Eugene Emeralds (59-48) and the Hillsboro Hops (48-57) was postponed due to a light

Slide Continues In Another Sound Defeat

Eugene goes 1-for-11 with RISP while stranding 11 runners on the bases in another disheartening defeat
September 4, 2021

It felt like déjà vu all over again on Friday night as the Eugene Emeralds (59-48) yet again missed out on a chance to leapfrog the AquaSox in what was another loss to the Hillsboro Hops (48-57) by a final of 7-4 at Ron Tonkin Field. THE DETAILS:

  • Winning

Murphy Named High-A West Pitcher Of The Month

The Minor League strikeout leader becomes the second Emerald to win High-A West Player of the Month
September 3, 2021

Emeralds RHP Ryan Murphy has been named the High-A West’s Pitcher of the Month for the month of August. Murphy, a fifth-round pick (114th overall) in the 2020 MLB Draft out of Le Moyne College (NY), was called up to the Ems on July 29 after going 4-2 in 15

Emeralds Can’t Get Out Of Own Way Once More

Errors and mental miscues once again cost Eugene in the team’s seventh loss in their last nine contests
September 3, 2021

The Eugene Emeralds (59-47) missed out on another chance to take sole possession of first place on Thursday night and in doing so fell out of the top two spots in the High-A West for the first time since late May as the Ems fell to the Hillsboro Hops (47-57)