-- The Everett AquaSox (8-14) avoided losing their fourth consecutive game while scoring first when after they surrendered the lead in the fifth inning, held the Boise Hawks (13-9) scoreless the rest of the game to snap their three-game losing streak 4-3.
Everett right-hander Stephen Kohlscheen (0-0, 2.25) did not collect the win because he only completed four innings of work, but held the Hawks offense hitless through four innings before allowing two straight hits to open up the fifth inning, which ended his day. In two starts for the Sox in 2011, Kohlscheen has allowed four hits and two earned runs combined.
The Sox offense got on the board first for the sixth consecutive game when third baseman Jharmidy De Jesus hit a solo home run in the top of the fifth. Left-fielder Mario Yepez doubled in the next at-bat and was plated home on a sacrifice groundout two batters later by center-fielder Jarrett Burgess. Burgess leads the team with eleven RBI this season.
Boise battled back in the bottom of the inning by leading off the inning with three straight hits, including consecutive RBI doubles by second baseman Kenny Soccoro and center-fielder Pin-Chieh Chen. The Hawks added a third run to take the lead 3-2 on a bases loaded walk with two outs by right-fielder Reggie Golden.
The Frogs tied the game up in the next half inning when designated hitter James Wood with two outs doubled home right-fielder Patrick Brady who had reached on a one-out walk. Wood stepped to the plate in the top of the eighth inning and tripled to score Brady, who again had reached on a walk. Brady has accounted for 13 runs in 11 games for the Sox.
After allowing the three runs in the fifth, Everett relievers allowed just three base runners the rest of the game. Sox closer Matthew Bischoff (2-0, 0.00 ERA) collected the win in the game by going three innings while striking out four. Bischoff has pitched 13.2 innings for Everett and has yet to allow an earned run while amassing 20 strikeouts.
The AquaSox will look to improve on their road record of 6-7 when they send out right-hander Jose Campos (1-2, 3.05 ERA), who did not allow an earned run in his last start, against Hawks right-hander Austin Reed (0-0, 7.31 ERA) at 6:15 p.m.
For information about ticket plans, planning a group outing or about the season schedule, the public is invited to visit the AquaSox stadium store at 3802 Broadway in Everett, call (425) 258-3673, or log onto aquasox.com.
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