The Eugene Emeralds move into the West Division lead of the Northwest League after last night’s extra inning victory over the Spokane Indians. Corey Adamson hit a walk off single in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Em’s a 5 – 4 victory at PK Park and move half a game ahead of the Vancouver Canadians. Tonight it’s game three of five as the Emeralds host the Indians at PK Park in Eugene.
Sean Mannion embodies the term he believes will define this season’s Oregon State Beavers: hardworking. Described by coach Mike Riley as a “gym rat,” Mannion strives to set an example as the Beavers prepare to put last season’s disaster behind them. The 2011 season started with a loss to lower-division Sacramento State and went downhill from there. The Beavers finished with a 3-9 overall record and out of postseason for the second straight season. The Beavers open on Saturday against Nicholls State, a game that is already drawing attention because of Hurricane Isaac. The Thibodaux, Louisianna campus suspended operations through Wednesday, including football practice for the Colonels.