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Eugene Emeralds claim first outright title since 1975

The Eugene Emeralds face the Everett Aquasox in the final Northwest League Championship series game Tuesday night. (SBG photo)

EUGENE, Ore. – The Eugene Emeralds won their first outright title since 1975 Tuesday night when they clinched the Northwest League Championship series.

After winning the first game of the series Sunday, the Ems fell to the Everett Aquasox Monday. That put all the pressure on the final game.

In the bottom of the second inning with two out, Kevonte Mitchell hit a single to left field while Wladimer Galindo slid head first into home, making the score 1-0 Ems.

At the top of the fifth with bases loaded for the Aquasox, Kristian Brio hit a single to left field, scoring one run. The score was tied 1-1.

Then, in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Ems scored another when Yeiler Peguero hit a single to center field while Robert Garcia scored, 2-1 Ems.

To wrap up the game at the top of the ninth with one out to go, Zack Short threw to first and secured the final out of the game.

The Eugene Emerald’s won the title.

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