Dust Devils Allow Two Hits in Fourth Win of SeriesPosted: Updated:
Pasco, WA-- The Tri-City Dust Devils continued their string of impressive performances against the Eugene Emeralds Sunday night, winning the series and game, 4-1. The win puts Tri-City in sole possession of first place in the Northwest League East Division.
Tri-City (16-14) starting pitcher Ben Alsup (1-0) earned his first win as a professional, having his best outing of the season. He went 5 2/3 shutout innings, allowing just one hit while striking out six and walking two. Dust Devils' lefty Roberto Padilla had his professional debut Sunday night, going two innings in which he allowed one run and struck out two.
Eugene (22-8) starting pitcher James Needy (0-2) took the loss for the Emeralds, despite pitching well. Needy worked six innings, allowing one run on four hits while striking out five and walking one. Emeralds' reliever Simon Berroa gave the Dust Devils the breathing room they needed, allowing three runs on three hits without recording an out in the seventh inning.
At the plate Tri-City had a solid night throughout the lineup, getting seven hits from six different players. First baseman Blake McDade was the lone Dust Devil with multiple hits on the night, going 2-for-3.
After becoming the first team to win a series against Eugene, the Dust Devils will welcome the Yakima Bears to Gesa Stadium for a three game series starting Monday night. Monday night is also Coca-Cola Monday, with all 22-ounce Coke products on sale for just one dollar. Tri-City will start righty Christian Bergman on the mound and right-hander Brad Wilson will start for the Bears. First pitch is at 7:15 p.m.