(Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium - Vancouver, B.C.) - A solo home run off the bat of Canadians DH Brock Lundquist in the bottom of the 4th inning off Eugene reliever RHP Rollie Lacy ended up being the winning blow as Vancouver shut down the Emeralds 2-1 on Monday night. The win moves Vancouver (2-1) to within one game of the Northwest League Championship.
Canadians RHP Nate Pearson made his final appearance of the 2017 season going four innings allowing just a lone run in the top of the 1st inning when Eugene LF Zach Davis singled, stole both second and third base and scored on a wild pitch to give the Emeralds a 1-0 lead.
That would be the only run Vancouver would allow on Monday night as RHP Graham Spraker (1.0IP), LHP Travis Bergen (2.2IP) and RHP William Ouellette (1.0IP) allowed just one Eugene hit over the final five innings of the game with Spraker (2-0) grabbing the win, Ouellette (1) the save.
Vancouver got both of their runs in the home half of the 4th inning as RF Chavez Young capitalized on a pair of Emeralds miscues that first put him on base and then allowed him to advance over to third base before 1B Kacy Clemens groundout out allowing Young to score. The very next hitter, DH Brock Lundquist, hit a 2-0 fastball from Emeralds RHP Rollie Lacy over the right field fence giving the Canadians their first lead of the night which would hold up thanks to the efforts of the bullpen.
With the victory, Vancouver (47-34, 2-1) takes a two-games-to-one series lead in the 2017 Northwest League Championship which is a best-of-five. Note: Vancouver has played three home games in this post-season at Scotiabank Field and have won all three games by a score of 2-1.
Vancouver will host Game 4 of the 2017 Northwest League Championship, presented by Scotiabank, on Tuesday, September 12th at 7:05pm with tickets available by calling 604.872.5232, online at www.canadiansbaseball.com or by visiting the Nat Bailey Stadium Box Office at 4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver, B.C.
The Canadians will send RHP Justin Dillon (2-1, 1.96) to the mound in hopes of securing the 4th Northwest League Championship in franchise history.
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