Everett, WA - Playing in the penultimate game of the regular season, the Everett AquaSox lost to the Tri-City Dust Devils by a score of 5-1, Sunday afternoon. Everett had numerous opportunities to score but ultimately could not cash in. In the loss, The AquaSox went 2-for-8 with runners in scoring position.
Tri-City came out swinging Sunday afternoon, logging singles in the first two at-bats. A sharp ground ball bounced out of the glove of Frog's second baseman Matt Sanders, opening the door for the first Tri-City run to score. On the next at-bat, Luis Asuncion cleared the bases with a three-run home run to right field. Just like that, the AquaSox found themselves in a four-run hole.
Everett began to chip away at the deficit in the second inning. Both Bobby Honeyman and Ryan Garcia logged singles, putting runners on the corners. A wild pitch by Dust Devil's starter Adrian Martinez brought Honeyman home, 4-1.
AquaSox starter Jheyson Caraballo's day came to an end after the fourth inning as Benjamin Onyshko took over on the mound. Caraballo recovered nicely after the costly first inning, pitching three scoreless innings in a row. The 2018 NWL All-Star would finish with 4.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 0 BB, and 4 SO.
The Dust Devils plated another run in the sixth inning, widening the gap back to four runs. This time a single off the bat of Tre Carter would give Blake Hunt enough time to score from second base, 5-1.
A bottom of the eighth two-out rally got the AquaSox back into the contest, shortening the deficit to two. Cal Raleigh hit a double off the left field wall, plating Charlie McConnell. Honeyman then logged his second hit of the evening, bringing home Raleigh. The Dust Devils didn't let the rally continue, however, and the inning would come to an end with Tri-City on top, 5-3.
Jordan Guerrero, who has the fifth most saves in the Northwest League, kept Everett to two hits in the last two innings of the game. The AquaSox would drop the third games against Tri-City, 5-3.
Additionally, the AquaSox found out who their playoff opponent will be in the Northwest League Divisional Series. With a win against the Vancouver Canadians, the Spokane Indians clinched the Northwest League North Division Second Half. The AquaSox will face the Indians in Everett on Wednesday, September 5 at 7:05 PM.
The regular season finale against the Tri-City Dust Devils will take place tomorrow at 4:05 PM. It will also be both Fan Appreciation Afternoon and Labor Day Luau at Everett Memorial Stadium.
W: A. Martinez (4-5)
L: J. Caraballo (4-5)
SV: J. Guerrero (8)
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