Frogs' 3 Homers Not Enough in 11-7 LossAugust 7, 2012 - Northwest League (NWL) Everett AquaSox
Right fielder Alfredo Morales got the home run derby started in the second inning when he led off with a solo shot to the grass lawn in right field, narrowing the Hawks' early lead, 3-2.
Marcus Littlewood, who appeared at first base for the first time this year, tied the game on the first pitch he saw in the home half of the fourth inning with a home run to right-center field. The homer was Littlewood's seventh on the season, pulling him within one of the league's leader, teammate Patrick Kivlehan.
The Hawks would respond in the fifth with a two-run home run by Stephen Bruno to retake the lead over the Frogs, 5-3.
Sox starter Scott DeCecco followed up on his best outing of the year with his longest start thus far, tossing 5.2 innings. The left-hander almost got out of the sixth inning unscathed with just three earned runs, but the Hawks recorded a two-out double that sent DeCecco out of the game with one out to go; the next batter was Boise catcher Carlos Escobar who belted one to left field to score the runner on second, increasing the Hawks' lead to 7-4.
The Frogs would record their third longball of the game in the bottom half of the sixth off the bat of Janelfry Zorilla, but the home run was another solo shot for the Frogs. The Hawks continued to put runs on the board in the final three frames to run away with the game.
The AquaSox will look to bounce back Tuesday when they take on the Hawks in the second game of the five-game series. Southpaw Rusty Shellhorn (1-2, 3.48 ERA) will take the hill, and will be matched by righty James Pugliese (1-4, 4.34 ERA) of Boise.
Northwest League Stories from August 7, 2012
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