From staff reports
EUGENE – Spokane turned back every Eugene attempt to come back except the last one.
Jairo Pomares hit a three-run home run with two outs in the ninth inning, and Eugene rallied for an 8-7 win over the Indians in a Northwest League game.
The Emeralds loaded the bases in the ninth against Spokane reliever Austin Kitchen (3-1). Luis Matos’ sacrifice fly drove in a run with two outs, and Pomares followed with a drive to right field to cap the four-run inning.
Bladimir Restituyo clubbed two home runs for Spokane and finished 3 for 4 with four RBIs.
Restituyo hit a two-run shot in the fifth for a 4-2 lead. His solo homer in the ninth made it 7-4. Julio Carreras, Robby Martin Jr. and Colin Simpson each had two hits and drove in a run for the Indians.
First-place Eugene (30-20) leads the second-place Indians (27-26) by 41/2 games.
Local journalism is essential.
Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.
Subscribe to the sports newsletter
Get the day’s top sports headlines and breaking news delivered to your inbox by subscribing here.