Sox Sunk in Fourth Straight Loss, 7-6

Eugene Helder has collected 15 bases in homestand

Eugene Helder has collected 15 bases in the first six games of the homestand, July 4-9, 2017. (Jason Grohoske )

By Kennedy Jorgensen / Everett AquaSox | July 9, 2017 11:28 PM ET

Everett, WA - The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (11-13) knocked off the Everett AquaSox (9-15) in game four of the five-game series on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Everett Memorial Stadium, 7-6. 

The Volcanoes bat around in the first inning for the second time this series, scoring five runs.

Eugene Helder led off the second inning with a triple, eventually scoring on a sacrifice fly. Brayan Hernandez doubled on a ball to left field, scoring catcher Troy Dixon, 5-3.

Steven Ridings relieved Oliver Jaskie in the third inning, striking out two of three batters he faced in the third.

The Sox stumped pitcher Julio Benitez in the third as Austin Grebeck singled, Chris Torres doubled and Evan White tripled sending two runners home. White would end up crossing home plate on a balk, tying the game at five.

The Frogs remained tied up after the fourth inning despite Grebeck and Juan Camacho both reaching base on hits to center field.

Salem-Keizer scored one run in the fifth inning, breaking the tie, 6-5. The Sox top of the lineup were set down in order by Volcanoes pitcher Aaron Phillips in the fifth inning. Phillips kept the Sox scoreless through the eighth as the Volcanoes scored another run in the seventh, extending their lead, 7-5.

Ridings was relieved by Wyatt Mills in the eighth, having tossed seven strikeouts in 5.2 innings and allowing only four hits. The Frogs put up a fight in the eighth inning when Johnny Adams singled to right field, scoring Helder, shrinking Salem-Keizer's lead, 7-6.

Mills struck out two batters in the top of the ninth inning, just before the Frogs were set aside in the bottom half, producing another win for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, 7-6.

The Sox will end the seven-game homestand Monday night at 7:05 PM. Group tickets, family outings and ticket packages are available for Monday night's game! For tickets visit AquaSox.com.

W: A. Phillips (1-0)

L: S. Ridings (1-1)

SV: J. Russell (1) 

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