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Ems' opener good for nothing.

Byline: Steve Mims The Register-Guard

The first three Emeralds to step to the plate at Civic Stadium this season reached base.

None of them scored.

It was not a good omen and not a good home opener for Eugene, which lost 5-0 to Tri-City in Northwest League The Northwest League is a class A minor league. The league is the descendant of the Western International League which ran as a class B league from 1937-1951 (with time out for WWII) and class A from 1952-1954.  baseball Monday night in front of 5,233.

The Ems had Tri-City starter Steven Register on the ropes after he loaded the bases with no outs in the first inning, but then the right-hander struck out three straight Emeralds to escape the jam.

"Bases loaded, no outs and you don't put a ball in play. There is no excuse for that," Eugene manager Roy Howell Roy Lee Howell (December 18, 1953 in Lompoc, California), is a former professional baseball player who played third base in the Major Leagues from 1974-1984. He would play for the Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, and Milwaukee Brewers.  said.

"Their pitcher is struggling. That is the cat sitting in the canary's house. The pitcher has to throw his best pitch, which is likely a fastball ... that is a hitters' dream. We were overanxious o·ver·anx·ious  
Anxious to an excessive degree.

, and give (Register) credit, he kept pumping them in there."

Brian Fryer Brian Fryer (born July 16, 1963 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) was an American football wide receiver in the NFL for the Washington Redskins. He played college football for the University of Alberta.  reached base on an error to open the bottom of the first, and then Register walked Sean Kaz-mar and Lachlan Dale.

Register then struck out Colt Morton Kristopher Colt Morton (born April 10, 1982, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is a catcher for the San Diego Padres. See also
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 and Billy Hogan to end the inning.

"Their pitcher beared down, and he threw some good pitches," Johnson said.

The Ems had five hits while being shut out for the first time in four games. The Ems (1-3) dropped their third straight game and watched their team batting average batting average
n. Baseball
A measure of a batter's performance obtained by dividing the total of base hits by the number of times at bat, not including walks.

Noun 1.
 drop to .189.

"It's been slow out of the gate. We've got to put the ball in play," Johnson said. "We need to get something going one night, and that can propel us from there."

It's very early in the season, but Howell and the Ems were hoping for a better start, particularly at home.

"You don't like to see this at the beginning of the year because everyone is excited to get here and swing the bats," Howell said. "But we don't have 162 games or 145 games, we have 76 games, so the urgency is there a bit, but not really."

After the Ems wasted their opportunity in the first inning, Tri-City struck quickly in the second with three runs off Eugene starter Danny De La O.

Joseph Koshansky and Pedro Strop each hit a solo home run, and then Florentino Nunez drilled a single to left. Luke Sargent drove in Nunez with a double to center field to put the Dust Devils For other uses of this phrase, see Dust devil (disambiguation).

Dust Devils is an independently published role-playing game set in a spaghetti western setting, written by Matt Snyder.
 ahead 3-0.

Strop added another solo home run in the fourth to give Tri-City a 4-0 lead.

Strop doubled his career home run total with two against the Emeralds. He had one home run during his previous 102 career games.

The Dust Devils (2-2) had only one home run in their first three games of the season, but hit three solo shots against the Emeralds.

De La O, who was a late addition to the roster after pitching twice for long-season A Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, city (1990 pop. 173,072), seat of Allen co., NE Ind., where the St. Joseph and St. Marys rivers join to form the Maumee River; inc. 1840. It is the second largest city in the state, a major railroad and shipping point, a wholesale and distribution hub, , allowed four earned runs in six innings pitched In baseball, innings pitched (IP) are the number of innings a pitcher has completed, measured by the number of batters and baserunners that are put out while the pitcher is in the game. Three outs made is equal to one inning pitched. .

He allowed six hits and struck out four while walking one.

Register struck out six in three innings pitched. He allowed only one hit, but walked five.

The Ems had runners on first and second in both the second and third innings against Register, but he got out of trouble both times.

Reliever Steve Thomas earned the victory with three scoreless innings. He allowed one hit and hit one batter.

Mark Ion pitched the final three innings to earn the save.

Notes: Former Oregon State pitcher Jake Postlewait makes his pro debut tonight when he starts for the Dust Devils. Postlewait was picked in the seventh round of the draft by the Colorado Rockies. Vern Sterry, an eighth-round pick from North Carolina North Carolina, state in the SE United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), South Carolina and Georgia (S), Tennessee (W), and Virginia (N). Facts and Figures

Area, 52,586 sq mi (136,198 sq km). Pop.
 State, pitches for the Ems.


ab r h bi ab r h bi

Spivey cf 4 0 2 1 Fryer 2b 4 0 1 0

Valdez 2b 5 0 0 0 Kazmar ss 4 0 1 0

Miller lf 3 0 0 0 Dale 3b 2 0 0 0

Vasquez dh 4 0 0 0 Morton c 4 0 1 0

Koshnsky 1b 4 1 1 1 Johnson rf 4 0 1 0

Macri 3b 3 1 1 0 Hogan lf 3 0 0 0

Strop ss 3 2 2 2 Embrey 1b 3 0 0 0

Nunez rf 4 1 1 0 Vincent dh 4 0 0 0

Sargent c 4 0 1 1 Mora MORA, In civil law. This term, in mora, is used to denote that a party to a contract, who is obliged to do anything, has neglected to perform it, and is in default. Story on Bailm. Sec. 123, 259; Jones on Bailm. 70; Poth. Pret a Usage, c. 2, Sec. 2, art. 2, n.  cf 4 0 1 0

Totals 34 5 8 5 Totals 32 0 5 0

Tri-City ... 030 100 001 -5

Eugene ... 000 000 000 -0

E-Strop, Thomas, Kazmar. DP-Tri-City 1, Eugene 1. LOB-Tri-City 6, Eugene 11. 2B-Sargent. HR-Koshansky, Strop 2. SB-Macri, Strop, Fryer, Embrey. CS-Macri.



Register 3 1 0 0 5 6

Thomas W,1-0 3 1 0 0 0 1

Ion S,1 3 3 0 0 0 4


De La O L,0-1 6 6 4 4 1 4

Vose 2 1 0 0 0 0

Colbert 1 1 1 1 2 2

WP-Colbert. HBP-by De La O (Miller), by Thomas (Dale). T-2:32. A-5,233.


June 22, 1973: A disappointing crowd of 1,500 watches Eugene defeat Portland 6-4 in the first Northwest League game ever at Civic Stadium. Springfield High graduate Bob Foster pitched three scoreless innings for the Emeralds during the home opener of their first season back in the NWL NWL Newell Rubbermaid, Inc. (stock symbol)
NWL Northwest League (Boise, Idaho; baseball)
NWL Northwoods League
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 after a five-year stint in the Pacific Coast League For the high school sports league, see .
The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. It is one of two leagues, along with the International League, playing at the Triple-A level, which is one step below
. The Ems moved from Bethel Park to Civic in 1969.


Florentino Nunez (left) is congratulated by Pedro Strop after scoring in the second inning. Strop homered twice for Tri-City.
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Title Annotation:Sports; Eugene squanders a chance to score early and loses 5-0 in its home opener
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Date:Jun 22, 2004
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