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Emeralds shut out Indians


EUGENE – Starter Coby Cowgill and three Emeralds relievers combined to shut out the Spokane Indians on eight hits in Eugene’s 5-0 Northwest League baseball victory on Friday night.

Cowgill (2-0) gave up three hits and a walk while striking out six in 52/3 innings to lower his ERA to 1.62.

Designated hitter Marcus Greene led the Indians with three hits, who had no extra-base hits. First baseman Barrett Serrato added two more singles.

Eric Brooks (1-3) started and took the loss for Spokane, surrendering four runs, three earned, on six hits and one walk while striking out four.

The Indians loaded the bases in the ninth with three one-out singles before Adam Cimber relieved and got the final two outs.

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