Everett, WA - The Everett AquaSox (6-7) defeated the Spokane Indians (9-4), 8-0, earning their first shutout of the season on August 8, 2017 at Everett Memorial Stadium.
Sox pitcher Randy Bell threw for four scoreless innings, striking out four Indians and only allowing three hits.
Ronald Rosario blasted a homerun in the third inning that gave the Frogs an early lead, 1-0. Birthday boy Austin Grebeck reached first on a bunt and advanced to second on the Spokane throwing error. Grebeck would advance to third on a sacrifice fly before crossing the home plate to extend the Sox lead, 2-0.
Michael Suarez took over on the mound in the fifth inning and continued the scoreless pitching attack by the Frogs. Rosario singled on a line drive to right field but Indians starting pitcher Tyler Phillips held the Sox scoreless in the bottom half.
The Frogs loaded the bases twice in the sixth inning. Two runs would score for the Sox on a line drive hit by Juan Camacho extending their lead 4-0. Another four Frogs would cross the plate after a bases loaded walk and a three-run double by Chris Torres, 8-0.
Newcomer Scott Kuzminsky relieved Suarez in the ninth and set the Indians down in order to seal the Frogs first shutout of the season.
The Sox will return tomorrow night at 7:05 PM to take on the Spokane Indians for our 2nd Annual Brewfest presented by The Independent Beer Bar. Group tickets, family outings and ticket packages are available for Wednesday night's game! For tickets visit AquaSox.com.
W: M. Suarez (1-1)
L: T. Phillips (1-2)
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