Livengood Gives Baseball Second Chance

EUGENE, Ore. — For Eugene Emeralds pitcher Justin Livengood, a career in professional baseball wasn’t always the plan. “I’ve always grown up hunting and fishing,” Livengood said. “And I thought as an 18-year-old kid that hunting and fishing was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.” After graduating from high school … Continue reading »

Trae Santos: A Dream for Two

EUGENE, Ore. — Trae Santos has always been a big star on a little island. The Emeralds’s first baseman is from Guam, a U.S. territory in the South Pacific. Population: 160,000. The same as Eugene. When he was 12-years-old, Santos led the Guam All-Stars to the semifinals of the Little League World Series. The next … Continue reading »

Emeralds Season Starts Friday

EUGENE, Ore. — Minor League baseball gets started in Eugene Friday and the Emeralds are getting ready to open their season. The Em’s season kicks off Friday at 7:05 p.m. and opening weekend tickets are already selling out. Since the Ducks lost in their regional last week, the Ems staff has been transforming PK Park … Continue reading »

Clark Murphy’s Return to Baseball

EUGENE, Ore. —¬†After having his best minor league season with the Spokane Indians in 2010, Clark Murphy seemed ready to take the next step in 2011. But before his season ever got started his baseball career was put on hold. “I had eight, nine, ten missed calls from my family, and a voicemail from my … Continue reading »

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