AquaSox Spoil Canadians Home Opener, 5-4

Max Roberts retires the first 18 Vancouver hitters

Max Roberts struck out 8 Canadians in the victory. (Jason Grohoske )

By Everett AquaSox | June 21, 2018 2:21 PM

Vancouver, BC - Starting pitcher Max Roberts was perfect for the first six innings as the AquaSox won their third straight game, 5-4, before a capacity crowd of 6,413 at Nat Bailey Stadium. Everett is now in a two way tie for first place in the North Division with Tri-City.

Roberts (1-1) faced three batters in the top of the seventh-inning. He worked six innings allowing just two hits and three runs. He walked one and struck out eight while throwing 77 pitches.

AquaSox pitchers retired the final 16 Hillsboro Hops batters on Tuesday night in Everett. After Roberts retired his 18th straight hitter to end the sixth inning, the two-game streak of consecutive batters retired stood at 34.

Down 5-0 to start the seventh-inning, the Canadians rallied for four runs. The big blow was a two run home run by Reilly Johnson.

Connor Kopach and Charlie McConnell finished with two hits apiece for the AquaSox. Nick Rodriguez was 1-for-4 with a two run home run.

W: M. Roberts (1-1)

L: S. Wymer (0-1)

SV: N. Zavolas (1)

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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