Eugene balks it off to capture NWL crown

Emeralds rally to second championship over past three years

Eugene went 5-0 in the Northwest League playoffs and won four out of five by a score of 3-2. (Jared Ravich/MiLB.com)

By Josh Horton | September 12, 2018 2:59 AM ET

Emmanuel Clase balked with the bases loaded in the ninth inning as Class A Short Season Eugene swept Spokane in the Northwest League Finals.

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Patterson helps put Ems a win from title

Lefty, Palma, Barry deliver shutout in Game 2 of NWL Finals

Jack Patterson posted a 2-1 record and a 2.70 ERA over 30 innings in the Arizona League. (Jared Ravich/MiLB.com)

By Josh Horton | September 11, 2018 2:50 AM ET

Jack Patterson, Eugenio Palma and Sean Barry combined on a four-hitter in Class A Short Season Eugene's 4-0 win over Spokane in Game 2 of the Northwest League Finals.

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Jordan powers Ems to Game 1 victory

Cubs prospect smacks go-ahead homer in eighth inning

Levi Jordan rounds the bases after hitting the go-ahead homer in the eighth inning Sunday. (Jared Ravich/MiLB.com)

By Josh Horton | September 10, 2018 12:40 AM ET

Cubs prospect Levi Jordan hit a go-ahead solo homer in the eighth inning and Eugene beat Spokane, 3-2, in Game 1 of the best-of-5 Northwest League Championship Series.

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Apostel leads Indians to NWL Finals

Rangers prospect goes 3-for-3, plates two in semifinal clincher

Sherten Apostel hit .351/.459/.929 in 12 games after joining Spokane for its playoff push. (James Snook/Spokane Indians)

By Josh Horton | September 7, 2018 8:32 PM ET

Rangers prospect Sherten Apostel went 3-for-3 with two RBIs as Spokane edged Everett, 5-4, to advance to the Northwest League Championship Series.

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Emeralds upend Hops for third straight year

Eugene waits out Mercer's perfection to reach Northwest Finals

Eugene sports a six-game winning streak against Hillsboro in the Northwest League playoffs (Jared Ravich/MiLB.com)

By Josh Horton | September 7, 2018 3:17 AM ET

The Chicago Cubs' Class A Short Season affiliate waited out Matt Mercer's perfection in a 3-2 win over Hillsboro that punched its ticket to the Northwest League Finals.

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Martinez steers Indians to Game 1 win

Rangers No. 3 prospect collects three hits, scores twice

Julio Pablo Martinez batted .269 with 38 runs scored in 46 games after June 30. (Jared Ravich/MiLB.com)

By Josh Horton | September 6, 2018 2:40 AM ET

Rangers No. 3 prospect Julio Pablo Martinez collected three hits, stole two bases and scored twice to lead Spokane to a 7-3 win over Everett in Game 1 of the best-of-3 Northwest League semifinals.

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NWL notes: Bart looks back on big year

Top Giants prospect ignoring Posey comparisons after solid intro

Joey Bart had 16 multi-hit games and finished with a .613 slugging percentage in 45 contests for Salem-Keizer. (James Snook/Spokane Indians)

By Billy Gates | September 4, 2018 2:49 PM ET

The No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 Draft, top Giants prospect Joey Bart gave the Northwest League a glimpse at why all the buzz surrounds him.

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Sluggers, 2018 picks earn Northwest honors

Terry, Winckowski, No. 2 overall pick Bart lead end-of-season All-Stars

Curtis Terry and Josh Winckowski took home the loftiest of the yearly Northwest League honors. (Jared Ravich/MiLB.com; Vancouver Canadians)

By Kelsie Heneghan | August 30, 2018 7:12 PM ET

Texas Rangers' Curtis Terry and Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Winckowski were named the Player and Pitcher of the Year respectively in the Northwest League end-of-season All-Stars.

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Gardner muscles way to eight-RBI night

Rangers prospect powers to career high with slam, four hits

Tanner Gardner raised his Northwest League average to .250. (Jared Ravich/MiLB.com)

By Marisa Ingemi | August 24, 2018 1:59 AM ET

Texas Rangers outfield prospect Tanner Gardner drove in a career-high eight runs in Class A Short Season Spokane's 18-4 win over Salem-Keizer.

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NWL notes: Cubs' Barry embraces movement

Eugene reliever enjoys All-Star season after adjusting mechanics

Sean Barry, a 21st-round pick in 2017 out of the University of San Diego, owns a 1.11 WHIP for the Emeralds this year. (Jared Ravich/MiLB.com)

By Billy Gates | August 22, 2018 11:09 AM ET

Using a "funky arm motion," Cubs prospect Sean Barry has posted a 1.52 ERA with 36 strikeouts and a .190 batting average against over 29 2/3 innings this season for Class A Short Season Eugene.

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