Sandblasters wrap up regular season; Emeralds wake up their bats

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American Legion Baseball

The Three Rivers Sandblasters jumped out to an early lead yesterday in Stayton, but a pair of late game rallies on the part of the Canyon Crushers turned the tide and Canyon came out on top 9-7.

The loss dropped the Blasters to 3-and-15 overall in Area-3 league play and ended the regular season.

Three Rivers will be in Sandy this weekend for American Legion Super Regional tournament play where they’ll open the double elimination tournament against East Multnomah County.

Northwest League

The Emeralds improved to one-and-one in the second half of the Northwest League season with a 5-1 win over the Boise Hawks last night in Eugene.  Hitting has been a challenge for the Ems so far this season, but they put up nine hits last night; six of them for extra bases including two home runs.  One of those was a fifth inning shot by first-round draft pick Hunter Renfroe who not only cleared the left field fence, but put the ball well over the Hawks’ bullpen.

Eugene and Boise wrap up their three-game series at PK Park tonight…