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Emeralds rally past Everett.

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EVERETT, Wash. - The Eugene Emeralds showed their resiliency Sunday afternoon as they climbed back into a third-place tie in the West Division with Everett after a 10-8 victory in 10 innings over the AquaSox in Northwest League baseball.

The Emeralds (11-10) came from behind twice in the game, and won by scoring three runs after two were out in the 10th inning.

Pinch hitter Matt Antonelli started the extra-inning rally with a double off reliever Rollie Gibson. Michael Epping got hit by a pitch, and Nicholas Kliebert drew a walk to load the bases.

Andrew Fiorenza replaced Gibson and walked Kody Valverde to bring in Antonelli to break the tie. Then two runs scored on a fielding error by shortstop Ogui Diaz.

Eugene banged out 13 hits, with Garner Wetzel collecting three and driving in three runs. They survived three errors.

The Ems got a good effort by starter Brooks Dunn, who twice pitched himself out of early jams. He went four innings and allowed four hits while striking out four. He didn't give up an earned run.

Dunn got into trouble in the bottom of the second when he gave up back-to-back singles with one out, and then uncorked a wild pitch. But he settled down to get consecutive strikeouts to survive the inning.

The Ems scored in the third when Epping led off with a double, went to third on a balk, and scored on a fielder's choice.

Eugene added another run in the fourth after Dunn again pitched himself out of a jam with runners on second and third with one out by getting a strikeout and a ground out.

Smith hit a double to center, and moved to third on Wetzel's single. Smith scored on a sacrifice fly by Jesus Lopez to give Eugene a 2-0 lead.

Everett cut the gap to 2-1, capitalizing on a Eugene error in the fourth. The game changed gears in the bottom of the fifth, when Nicholas Tucci replaced Dunn and the hitters took over for both clubs.

Everett scored three runs on three hits, including Manelik Pimentel's solo homer to make it 4-2.

In the sixth the Ems tied the score at 4-4. But the AquaSox jumped back ahead, 6-4, in the bottom of the sixth.

The Ems again showed their ability to bounce back with three runs in the seventh on Wetzel's three-run homer.

Everett tied the score with a run in the eighth off Rolando Valdez. But Valdez (2-0) did take Everett down in the ninth to earn the victory.

EUGENE EVERETT

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Epping cf 5 2 2 1 Minaker 2b 5 1 3 1

Kliebert 2b 5 1 2 0 Graterol rf 5 0 1 0

Valverde c 5 0 0 2 Halman cf 4 1 1 2

Cooper dh 5 1 1 0 Sabatella lf 0 0 0 0

Cannon lf 6 1 1 0 Pimentel 1b 4 1 1 2

Smith 1b 4 3 2 0 White dh 4 0 2 0

Wetzel rf 4 1 3 3 Zorn dh 1 0 0 0

Lopez ss 4 0 0 1 Bonilla 3b 5 1 1 0

Aguilar 3b 4 0 1 1 Fernandez c 5 0 1 1

Antonelli 3b 1 1 1 0 Diaz ss 5 1 1 0

Dickey lf 4 3 3 0

Totals 43 10 13 8 Totals 42 8 14 6

Eugene... 001 102 300 3 -10

Everett... 000 132 010 1 - 8

E-Smith, Epping, Wetzel, Diaz. DP-Eugene 2. LOB-Eugene 10, Everett 12. 2B-Epping, Smith, Antonelli, Minaker, Dickey. 3B-Halman, Minaker. HR-Wetzel, Pimentel. S-Graterol. SF-Lopez. SB-Bonilla.

IP H R ER BB SO

Eugene

Dunn 4 4 1 0 1 4

Tucci 1 4 3 3 0 0

Breit 2 2 2 2 1 3

Valdez W,2-0 2 2 1 1 1 1

Farrington 2-3 2 1 1 2 1

Rodriguez S,1 1-3 0 0 0 0 1

Everett

Schilling 5 6 2 2 1 3

Ball 1 3 2 2 0 2

Mickolio 2 3 3 3 1 0

Gibson L,0-1 1 2-3 1 3 1 1 2

Florenza 1-3 0 0 0 1 0

WP-Dunn, Tucci, Schilling. BLK-Valdez 2, Schilling, Mickolio. HBP-by Breit (Minaker), by Breit (Halman), by Ball (Wetzel), by Gibson (Epping). T-3:43. A-2,670.

NWL

STANDINGS

WEST DIVISION

W L Pct. GB

Salem-Keizer ... 15 6 .714 -

Vancouver ... 14 7 .667 1

Eugene ... 11 10 .500 4

Everett ... 11 10 .550 4

EAST DIVISION

Boise ... 9 12 .428 -

Spokane ... 9 12 .428 -

Tri-City ... 8 13 .381 1

Yakima ... 7 14 .333 2

SUNDAY'S RESULTS

Eugene 10, Everett 8, 10 innings

Yakima 9, Boise 2

Salem-Keizer 9, Vancouver 0

Tri-City 2, Spokane 0

TODAY'S GAMES

Boise at Yakima

Eugene at Everett

Salem-Keizer at Vancouver

Spokane at Tri-City
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