The Everett AquaSox pushed a run across on a throwing error in the top of the 12th inning Thursday and defeated the Vancouver Canadians 4-3. The AquaSox won the series two games to one, and avenged their series loss in Vancouver back in early July.
The Frogs outhit the Canadians 13-5 in the win, including three hits apiece from Bryan Brito, Chantz Mack and newcomer Ian Miller. Meanwhile, the Everett pitching was stellar, as Steven Ewing threw six solid innings and Tyler Wright pitched a no-hit tenth and eleventh innings with four strikeouts for his second win.
Both teams struck quickly, adding a run each in the first inning. In the top of the first, Miller singled and stole second in his first at-bat with the AquaSox. He would score his first run when Chantz Mack hit a two-out single to left to put Everett up 1-0. The Canadians hit right back in the bottom of the first, as Ian Parmley doubled with one out and came around to score on a fielding error and a wild pitch.
Miller continued his impressive debut in the third inning, when he scored the Frogs’ second run of the game. With two outs, he singled to centerfield and came around to score on an RBI double from Justin Seager.
Two out hitting remained the theme for the AquaSox when they increased their lead to 3-1 in the top of the sixth. With one out, Christian Carmichael walked and James Zamarripa singled. Two batters later, Brito delivered a clutch RBI single to score Carmichael.
Those runs would prove important, as Everett let their lead slip in the next two innings. In the bottom of the sixth, Vancouver put two runners on base when Parmley walked and L.B. Dantzler singled with two outs. After a wild pitch by Ewing, Christian Carmichael threw the ball away, and Parmley came home to cut the lead to 3-2.
would retire the side to finish off yet another solid start. The former Miami Hurricane went six innings allowing just two runs (one earned) on two hits and walking one while striking out five.
The Canadians tied the game in the seventh inning off of AquaSox reliever Tyler Olson. Justin Atkinson drew a leadoff walk, and two batters later, a double from Melvin Garcia evened the score at three.
Both teams left the bases loaded in the eighth. The AquaSox had Zamarripa reach on catcher’s interference, Brito single and Miller reach on an error, but Seager grounded out to the pitcher. Aaron Brooks walked the bases full of Canadians but then fanned David Harris to end the tumultuous inning.
The AquaSox would get a runner to third with two outs in the ninth, tenth and eleventh innings, but each time came up short. Finally, they pushed the winning run across in the twelfth. Brito walked to leadoff the frame, went to second when Jack Reinheimer reached on a throwing error by the pitcher, and came around to score two batters later. Seager hit the decisive ground ball to the shortstop Christian Vasquez, who flipped to Harris at second for the force on Reinheimer. Harris’ throw to first went wild however, and Brito cruised around third for the game-winner.
Min-Sih Chen came in and induced three straight flyouts in the bottom of the twelfth for his second save of the series.
The AquaSox begin an eight-game homestand Friday, with five games against Eugene and three against Vancouver. AquaSox 2013 season and individual game tickets are available now online at www.aquasox.com and by phone at 425-258-3673.