EUGENE, Ore. -- The Tri-City Dust Devils fell to the Eugene Emeralds 9-4 on Tuesday night in the opener of a five-game series at Eugene's PK Park.
A bases-loaded walk to Tyler Massey brought in Taylor Featherson to tie the score at 4 in the sixth inning, but the Emeralds came back in the bottom half with three runs to pull away from the Dust Devils.
Kyle Gaedele had an RBI groundout for Eugene, and Travis Whitmore followed with a run-scoring double off Ben Alsup.
After Alsup walked Jace Peterson, Craig Bennigson came in but allowed an RBI single to Donavan Tate.
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Alsup (2-1) took the loss, giving up three hits and three runs in 2 1/3 innings of relief.
The Dust Devils play the Emeralds at 7:05 p.m. today.