The start of the second half of the Northwest League schedule didn’t look much different than the first half for Eugene.

Salem-Keizer scored twice in the 10th inning — with the winning run reaching base on a walk — to defeat the Emeralds 4-3 Tuesday night in front of 2,089 at PK Park.

Eugene had the worst record in the first half at 14-24 in part due to walking a league-high 146 batters.

“That has been our Achilles heel this year, those extra bases we give up,” Eugene manager Steve Lerud said. “When you get in one-run games, that is usually how it goes.”

Salem-Keizer (21-18) scored twice in the top of the 10th inning after starting with Nico Giarratano on second base due to an experimental rule in the minor leagues this season.

Eugene reliever Sean Barry walked Jose Layer before Kyle McPherson moved the runners up with a bunt. After Joey Bart was intentionally walked, David Villar hit a two-run double.

Nelson Velazquez opened the bottom of the 10th on second and advanced to third on a fly out by Luke Reynolds. Grant Fennell followed with a ground out that plated Velazquez before Jonathan Sierra grounded out to end the game

Fennell had three hits as the Ems finished with 10 hits, two more than the Volcanoes.

“We have been swinging the bats better and getting quality at-bats,” Lerud said. “We have been taking walks and not striking out as much, so that is what we have been working on.”

The Volcanoes scored first in the top of the sixth inning when McPherson led off with a home run against Eugene reliever Faustino Carrera.

After Salem-Keizer starter Norwith Gudino pitched five scoreless innings, Eugene (14-25) took the lead with two runs off reliever Miguel Figueroa in the bottom of the sixth.

Tyler Durna led off with a walk and went to second on a wild pitch before scoring on a double by Reynolds. Fennell followed with a single up the middle that scored Reynolds.

Eugene starter Riley Thompson allowed two hits in three scoreless innings before Carrera gave up three hits and one run in four innings.

Salem tied the game with a run in the eighth after Giarratano led off with a double off reliever Ethan Roberts. Layer singled in Giarratano.

NOTES: Zach Mort (0-0, 2.57 ERA), an eighth-round pick of the Cubs out of George Mason, starts for Eugene on Wednesday while Salem-Keizer counters with Jake Wong (0-1, 7.11), a third-round pick by the Giants out of Grand Canyon University. … Shortstop Levi Jordan, a 29th-round pick out of Washington, joined the Emeralds on their road trip to Tri-City.