Frogs Fall Short Again, 10-8

Eight Runs in Third Inning, Not Enough

Evan White hit his first home run at home and his second of the season on July 8, 2017. (Shari Sommerfeld Images)

By Kennedy Jorgensen / Everett AquaSox | July 9, 2017 2:47 AM ET

Everett, WA - The Everett AquaSox (9-15) fell to Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (11-13) for the third consecutive time this series, 10-8, scoring all eight runs in the third inning on July 8, 2017 at Everett Memorial Stadium. 

Salem-Keizer attacked the Sox pitching in the first inning scoring five runs on six hits with Andres Torres on the mound. Matt Clancy who relieved Torres in the second, struck out two batters, yet allowed two more runs for the Volcanoes, 7-0.

The Sox reigned in the Volcanoes in the third inning as they were held scoreless. The Frogs fought back with eight runs on the board in the bottom half of the inning, attaining a one-run lead. Evan White, first-round draft pick, launched a two-run homer and reached first later in the inning on an error earning three RBIs in the inning. Joe Venturino went three-for-five in tonight's game, stepping up to the plate with the bases loaded in the third inning, scoring Johnny Adams, 7-3. Austin Grebeck put in solid work at the plate for the Frogs, scoring three runs on a triple shot to right field. Grebeck would end up scoring followed by Torres on the throwing error that allowed White to reach first, 8-7.

JP Sears came into relieve Clancy in the fourth making quick work of the Volcanoes but gave up three runs in the top of the sixth, breaking the tie, 10-8.

Garrett Cave took over on the mound for Nick Deeg in the sixth, striking out the side leaving the Sox empty handed for the third inning in the row.

Despite rockin' the third inning with eight runs, the Frogs couldn't get ahold of the ball in any other inning. In the three-hour fifty-eight-minute game, the Frogs fell to Salem-Keizer in front of 3,789, 10-8.

The Sox take on the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Sunday night at 4:05 PM! Group tickets, family outings and ticket packages are available for Sunday's game! For tickets visit AquaSox.com.

W: N. Deeg (1-1)

L: JP. Sears (1-1)

SV: P. Lannoo (1)

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