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AquaSox Bounce back with 10-6 Win over Canadians

July 8, 2012 - Northwest League (NWL) - Vancouver Canadians News Release

(Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium - Vancouver, BC) - Everett 3B Patrick Kivlehan hit a pair of home runs that produced five RBI in a 10-6 victory over the Vancouver Canadians out at sun soaked Scotiabank Field on Sunday afternoon.

Canadians starter RHP Ben White gave up runs in each of his four innings of work including a two-run home run to Everett 3B Patrick Kivlehan that helped the Aquasox to a 6-2 lead. Vancouver would watch Kivlehan strike again in the top of the 6th inning when Canadians reliever RHP Arik Sikula gave up a three-run home run that scored CF Michael Faulkner and SS Chris Taylor to make it 10-4

Vancouver managed runs in each of their first four innings with SS Jorge Flores acting as the catalyst at the bottom of the order. Flores would go 2-for-4 with an RBI on the day to raise his average to .294 on the summer.

The Canadians rallied for a pair of runs in the bottom of the 8th inning as RHP Oliver Garcia would come in and walk four straight hitters before giving way to RHP Marcos Reyna who would walk SS Jason Leblebijian to cut the lead to 10-6. Reyna would settle down with the bases loaded and just the one out getting both 1B Balbino Fuenmayor and LF Nick Baligod to pop out and ground out respectively to end the surge.

With the loss, Vancouver falls to 14-9 (.609) on the season and drop 2 1/2 games back of Everett in the West as the Aquasox improve to 17-7 (.708). The Canadians have 14 games remaining in the first half of the Northwest League schedule.

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