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C's Drop Game One to Everett 9-5 on Monday

September 6, 2010 - Northwest League (NWL) - Vancouver Canadians News Release

(Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium - Vancouver, BC) - It was almost a story book ending for the Vancouver Canadians as 2B Ryan Pineda hit a home run with two outs in the bottom of the 9th inning to tie Monday's game at 5-5. However, the fairytale run for the Canadians ended shortly after as RHP Dan Tenholder walked four handing the Everett Aquasox a 9-5 victory out at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium.

Everett opened the scoring in the top of the 3rd inning, scoring a pair of runs that included an double from RF Kevin Rivers that helped Everett to a 2-0 lead.

The Aquasox would extend their lead in the top of the 4th inning when SS Anthony Phillips would single and come around to score on a double off the bat of CF Robert Anston extending their lead to 3-0.

Vancouver offense finally got rolling in the bottom of the 5th inning when Everett starter LHP Edlando Seco walked with 2B Ryan Pineda and LF Jeff Bercume before giving up a single to 1B A.J. Kirby-Jones to load the bases. Shortly after unleashing a wild pitch that would score Pineda from third base, Canadians RF Douglas Landaeta tripled off the center field wall scoring both Bercume and Kirby-Jones to tie the game at 3-3.

Everett would regain the lead just minutes later in the top of the 6th inning plating two more runs as RHP Pedro Vidal would come into the game in relief of Canadians starter RHP Matt Thomson who left runners on at first and second base - and allow LF Kalian Sams to sacrifice both runners over for the first out of the inning.

Canadians manager Rick Magnante would then call for an intentional walk to SS Anthony Phillips, but Vidal's first pitch would miss C John Nester and go all the way to the Scotiabank Field backstop allowing 1B Evan Sharpley to score. The Aquasox would add another run when CF Robert Anston would double, scoring C Steven Baron to give Everett a 5-3 lead.

The Aquasox lead held until the bottom of the 9th inning when closer RHP Eric Valdez would walk 3B Tony Thompson who was quickly replaced by pinch runner Nino Leyja before 2B Ryan Pineda would hit his first home run of the summer with two outs tying the game at 5-5.

In the top of the 10th inning, Canadians RHP Dan Tenholder struggled as the Everett Aquasox would work the right hander for four walks, before he gave way to RHP Josh Bowman who got a ground ball out to SS Wade Kirkland, but the usually sure handed middle infield bobbled the ball and every Aquasox base runner was safe and the lead extended to 7-5.

The Aquasox would scramble for two more runs to grab their third lead of the ball game as Everett walked out of Scotiabank Field with a 9-5 victory over the Vancouver Canadians to take a 1-games-to-0 lead on the C's in this Best-of-Three West Division Final.

NOTES: Canadians RHP Dan Tenholder has not allowed a run in ten straight outings prior to the four runs he allowed in the top of the 10th inning on Monday... The Canadians now fall to 5-8 (.385) vs. Everett in 2010 and have lost three straight... Vancouver RHP Matt Thomson pitched five innings before departing the ballpark for Vancouver International Airport where the right-hander had a 6pm flight set for San Diego as the senior at the University of San Diego begins classes on Tuesday.

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