PASCO, Wash. - For the second consecutive night, the Tri-City Dust Devils came from behind to defeat a Eugene Emeralds team that entered this series as the hottest team in the Northwest League, winning nine of their previous ten games. The 12-4 win over Eugene gave Dust Devils manager Freddie Ocasio his 100th career victory.
The Dust Devils (25-30) pounded out 12 hits en route to their second straight win over the Emeralds (29-26). After trailing 3-0, the Tri-City offense came alive in the fourth inning as they batted around and scored six runs. The inning was highlighted by a 3-RBI triple by Ryan Peisel that gave the Dust Devils the lead.
Tri-City would not trail again as they would add one more run in the fifth inning and five more in the eighth. Charlie Blackmon finished the night 3 for 6 with one RBI and two runs scored. Leonardo Reyes and Thomas Field each had two hits in the contest.
Sean Jarrett (2-3) picked up the win in relief for the Dust Devils as he pitched two innings of one hit baseball and struck out four. Carlos Luna was credited with the save, his first this season. Eugene starter Nick Vincent (3-2) took the loss as he allowed five earned runs in just 3 2/3 innings of work.
With the loss, Eugene falls 1 ½ games behind the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes in the Northwest League West Division.