Ems fall 5-3 in farewell to Civic Stadium

Ems fall 5-3 in farewell to Civic Stadium »Play Video

EUGENE, Ore. -- Fans root, root, rooted for the home team at Eugene Civic Stadium wearing Eugene Emeralds regalia, Oregon Duck colors and -- in at least one case -- Boise State Bronco blue and orange as the Ems played what will likely be their final game at the aging wooden ballpark.

The Ems led 3-0 early only to run out of firepower and frames to lose 5-3 to the Volcanoes of Salem-Keizer.

At the conclusion of the game -- likely the last before the Ems move across the river to PK Park on the University of Oregon campus -- the Ems invited fans out on the field as a troop of bagpipes and drums played "Amazing Grace."

Some fans grabbed a piece of the field, cutting out chunks of the grass where the Emeralds have played for 40 years.

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Last Emeralds game at Civic is Sept. 3