EUGENE, Ore. – The Spokane Indians now have 10 reasons to dislike extra innings.
Corey Adamson’s one-out RBI single to left field capped a two-run 10th inning Tuesday night as the Eugene Emeralds defeated the Spokane Indians 5-4 in Northwest League play.
Spokane, which seized a 4-3 lead in the top of the 10th on Royce Bolinger’s RBI double, fell to 0-10 in extra-inning games this season.
Eugene starter Joseph Ross held the Indians in check for five shutout innings, striking out seven and allowing only Gabriel Roa’s one-out infield single in the first.
Spokane rallied against Brandon Alger, who relieved Ross in the sixth with Eugene ahead 3-0. The Indians had three singles in the sixth off Alger, including Jake Skole’s RBI to left.
Joey Gallo and Preston Beck had back-to-back, one-out singles off Alger in the seventh. Gallo scored on a throwing error by first baseman Goose Kallunki, and Beck tied the game when Christopher Garia singled to center off Tony Wieber.
The Indians’ Avista Stadium was named NWL Field of the Year for the eighth consecutive year, and the 14th time in 16 seasons.