The season's not over yet for two teams.
- Against a Eugene Emeralds team still scrapping with Salem-Keizer for the division title, Everett (which is simply battling to get out of the cellar) rallied for a couple runs, with help from a Geoff Vandel wild pitch, to take a 4-3 lead on Eugene in the top 6th. But Luis Nuñez botched a leadoff grounder at 2B in the bottom half, and Blake Tekotte made him pay immediately with a game tying RBI double off Eddy Fernandez to snatch the win from Aaron Brown after an erratic but effective 2 hit, 5 inning performance.
Eugene had a chance to win in the bottom 9th after Dan Robertson doubled with two outs, and Matt Renfree intentionally passed Jaff Decker. James Darnell lined a single to left, but Bennett Billingsley picked it, fired home and got Robertson at the plate for the 3rd out! It was the utilityman Billingsley's first outfield assist of the year, and it sent us to extras.
But Renfree lost control of the strike zone in the bottom 10th, and three walks and two wild pitches later, Cole Figueroa came in for the winning run.
- The DIAMOND JAXX begin their quest for playoff glory (uh...) today at 5:05 pm PDT with Game 1 of the 5 game series in Jackson against the Carolina Mudcats. The radio feed for both teams is available on the West Tenn main page at MiLB.com. Not sure who's going to start for West Tenn (and they may not be either) but here's a playoff preview.
- And finally, congratulations to Mike Wilson for being named to the Southern League Postseason All Star Team.
Stats for Everett's game below the jump.
Aaron Brown: 5 IP, 2 H, (2 R) 0 ER, 3 walks, 5 K, 3 wild pitches (12 GS +4, 4.62 ERA, 62.1 IP, 3 HR, 45/48 BB/K)
Eddy Fernandez: 3 IP, 2 H, (1 R) 0 ER, 4 K (28 app, 3.58 ERA, 37.2 IP, 3 HR, 16/46 BB/K)
Matt Renfree: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 4 walks, 2 K, 2 wild pitches (23 app, 2.42 ERA, 44.2 IP, 2 HR, 18/47 BB/K)
Ryan Royster: 2-3, 2 walks, SB (188/328/236)
Welington Dotel: 1-4, double, 2 R, walk, SB #17 (280/336/440)
Jharmidy De Jesus: 2-4, RBI, walk, K (279/330/465)
Fleming Baez: 1-4, RBI, K (197/269/288)