In June, the AquaSox announced the 2013 team roster, including nine returning players from the 2012 AquaSox. Among those returning were Jamodrick McGruder, Steven Ewing, Alfredo Morales, James Zamarripa, Michael Faulkner, Carlton Tanabe, Christian Carmichael, Mark Bordonaro and Jose Valdivia.
An exhibition game against the Everett Merchants was the first team AquaSox win of the 2013 season, walking away with a 6-3 victory. Shortly after, three of the 2013 Mariners draft picks, D.J. Peterson, Jack Reinheimer and Justin Seager, joined the Everett AquaSox for the professional debuts.
The season opener against the Spokane Indians ended in a 6-4 win for the AquaSox, providing Rigoberto Garcia with his first win of the year. The Frogs would continue a winning streak for the next four games before falling to the Tri-City Dust Devils. By the end of June the AquaSox had compiled a 14-3 record, easily maintaining first place position in the conference standings. The Frogs cooled off in July, end the month with a 29-18 record, however were able to maintain first in the standings to become the NWL North Division First Half Champions! The AquaSox officially secured their post-season berth with a Vancouver loss on July 20th.
The NWL All-Star game roster included seven AquaSox players: Aaron Brooks, Lars Huijer, Jose Valdivia, Carlton Tanabe, DJ Peterson, Jack Reinheimer and Justin Seager. With DJ Peterson's promotion to Clinton, he was unable to play in the All-Star Game, however Bryan Brito was later name to the roster. The South team won 8-7, scoring three runs in the bottom of the ninth.
The Frogs persevered through a tough August month, compiling a 13-14 record during the month of August, and rounding out the regular season with two wins in September. Capturing first in the standings for the second half of the season, the AquaSox ended the regular season with an overall record of 44-32. Manager Rob Mummau was named NWL Manager of the Year.
The AquaSox fell to the Vancouver Canadians in the first round of the NWL Playoffs, who advanced to face the Boise Hawks in the NWL Championship. Thank you to all of our fans, sponsors, day of game staff and supporters for making the 30th year of professional baseball here in Everett a great one!
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