Indians, Ems split
Bats come alive in second game
EUGENE – The Spokane Indians and Eugene Emeralds split a Northwest League doubleheader Monday, with the Emeralds winning the first of the seven-inning games 5-1 and the Indians taking the second 10-0.
The first game was a makeup of a game rained out June 17 in Spokane and the Indians were the home team.
Eugene jumped ahead early in Game 1 and didn’t look back, taking a 3-0 lead in the first inning and a 5-0 lead in the second. Spokane, now 14-4, scored its run in the second inning on Zach Cone’s second home run of the season.
Indians starter Derek Thompson dropped to 1-3 with the loss. He allowed five runs on eight hits over four innings, striking out five and walking one. David Perez and Darrell Hunter combined to allow only one hit the rest of the way.
Spokane turned the tables in routing the Emeralds in the second game. Fernando Vivili and Isiah Kiner-Falefa both went 2 for 3 with three RBIs, and Jose Trevino added a two-run home run. Cone also drove in a run.
Trevino’s blast in the first inning, his third of the season, gave the Indians an early lead. Vivili homered in the second and had an RBI single in the third, when Spokane also scored on a wild pitch to make it 5-0.
In the fifth inning, Kiner-Falefa’s RBI single and Vivili’s sacrifice fly extended the lead to 7-0. In the sixth, the Indians closed out the scoring on Cone’s sacifice fly and Kiner-Felefa’s two-run triple.
Austin Pettibone (1-0) allowed just three hits over five innings, striking out four with no walks. John Fasola and Shane McCain allowed a hit in an inning of work each.