The Eugene Emeralds are returning to their early-season form, which should put the Northwest League’s South Division on alert. Mixing in some unexpected punch with their usually reliable pitching, the Emeralds handed the Spokane Indians their fourth consecutive setback Friday night, 7-0 at Avista Stadium.
Eugene Emeralds pitchers never allowed the Spokane Indians to get settled in Wednesday during their first appearance at Avista Stadium since July 17. Piggyback starters Preston Morrison and Kyle Twomey threw two hitless innings apiece, setting the tone as Eugene opened the five-game Northwest League series with a 4-3 victory.
Given the opportunity, Sherman Lacrus Sr. might have paved the way into professional baseball for his sons. But a generation ago, few baseball people focused on the island nation of Curacao, situated 40 miles north of the Venezuelan coast. So Sherman Lacrus Jr. accepts the opinions of those who saw his dad play.
Dylan Moore got the call in the bottom of the 10th inning Thursday because Spokane Indians manager Tim Hulett needed somebody who could run. Moore, pinch-hitting for Todd McDonald, beat out a two-out infield single that turned into the winning hit as the Indians snapped the Tri-City Dust Devils’ five-game winning streak with a 6-5 victory at Avista Stadium.
Dylan Moore, pinch-hitting for Todd McDonald, beat out a two-out infield single that turned into the winning hit as the Indians snapped the Tri-City Dust Devils’ five-game winning streak with a 6-5 victory at Avista Stadium.
The Tri-City Dust Devils were sitting in last place in the Northwest League’s North Division a mere 10 days ago. Now the Dust Devils are attempting to chase down the first-place Everett AquaSox, receiving another boost Wednesday night with an 8-4 win over the Spokane Indians to open a three-game series at Avista Stadium.
Every success during the last four years seemed to greet Connor McKay with another closed door. Believe him when he claims that he’s excited and relieved to spend the summer as a member of the Spokane Indians.
LeDarious Clark was leading the Northwest League in just about every offensive category before Wednesday night’s game, so he muscled up to add another. Clark finished 4 for 5 with two solo home runs as the Indians (12-9) completed a 4-1 Northwest League series win over the Boise Hawks (7-14) with a 9-0 rout at Avista Stadium.
The Spokane Indians and Emerson Martinez turned their seasons around at the same time. Martinez put together his second consecutive quality start Tuesday and the Indians pushed across a run in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 3-2 victory over the Boise Hawks at Avista Stadium.
LeDarious Clark gave the Spokane Indians the boost they needed Monday, even before he extended his long hitting streak. Clark finished 2 for 3 with two runs, two runs batted in and two stolen bases – and made a potential game-changing play in left field – as the Indians bounced back from Sunday’s 11-2 loss for an 8-2 victory over the Boise Hawks in Northwest League play at Avista Stadium.
The Boise Hawks had so many hits and base runners Sunday that their batters were looking to take a break. “This was a crazy game,” cleanup hitter Kevin Padlo said after the Hawks collected 21 hits and 30 base runners during an 11-2 victory over the Spokane Indians (9-9). “I’ve never seen so many base runners. I sat down after my fifth at-bat and I was like, ‘All right, I think I’m done for the day,’ and then I get another at-bat in the ninth inning. It was crazy.”
Dean Long, Ledarious Clark and Diego Cedeno had the big hits for the Spokane Indians on Saturday night, but Dylan Moore played the role of fly in the ointment. Moore’s RBI on a fielder’s choice in the bottom of the ninth inning completed a huge comeback as the Indians (9-8) topped the Boise Hawks 8-7 to open a five-game Northwest League series at sold-out Avista Stadium.