In a wild game at Nat Bailey Stadium to wrap up a wild five-game series, the Canadians picked up the 11-3 win over the Ems in another midday affair in Vancouver.
The Ems got the scoring started right out of the gate in the top of the first inning thanks to designated hitter Franchy Cordero. With Joey Epperson on first base and one out in the inning, Cordero launched his fifth home run of the season over the right field fence, picking up his 15th and 16th RBIs in the process while giving the Ems an early 2-0 advantage.
However, just as they had for most of the series, the Canadians quickly responded to take a two-run lead of their own. Thanks in-part to six singles in the inning, four Canadians runs came across to score in the bottom of the first as the C's took a 4-2 lead after only one inning of play.
While Eugene would score in the third inning thanks to an RBI single by Marcus Davis, Vancouver notched runs in the second, third, and fourth innings to lead 7-3 heading into the fifth.
Both offenses were held at bay for the following three and a half innings, but the Canadians would tack on another four runs in the bottom of the eighth to extend their lead to 11-3, which would ultimately prove to be the final score.
Despite the tough loss, the Ems did see rookie and San Diego Padres' ninth round draft pick Nick Vilter collect his first professional hit, a single that came in the top of the ninth inning.
The loss capped off a frustrating series that saw the Ems win only one of the five games in Vancouver, but the team will head home looking to recharge and prepare for the second half of the season. The Ems will try to play spoiler as they host the first place Hillsboro Hops for the final three games of the first half before kicking off the second half with five games against the Tri-City Dust Devils.
For information on tickets, call (541) 342-5367, visit www.EmeraldsBaseball.com, or stop by the Eugene Emeralds box office at 2760 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, located next to PK Park on the North side of Autzen Stadium.