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Dust Devils Fall in Extra-Inning Thriller

June 20, 2011 - Northwest League (NWL) - Tri-City Dust Devils News Release

A late ninth inning rally by the Tri-City Dust Devils to tie the game at two wasn't enough as they fell 5-4 to the visiting Everett AquaSox in twelve innings. A pitcher's duel that saw both pitching staffs star throughout the game left the Dust Devils on the losing end. After Everett scored three in the twelfth, Tri-City scored two runs in response, but fell just short of their second comeback of the game.

Tri-City (1-2) starter Ricardo Ferrer was solid in his Dust Devils debut, going six innings and allowing two runs on three hits. Ferrer also struck out five while not allowing a walk on the night. Tri-City reliever Clint Tilford (0-1) took the loss for the Dust Devils, allowing three AquaSox runs in his one inning of work in the twelfth.

The AquaSox (2-1) took the 2-1 series lead after a superb start from righty Jose Campos. Often hitting the mid-90s throughout the game, Campos went six innings, allowing just one run on two hits. Recording the win for the AquaSox was reliever Matt Bischoff (1-0). He worked two shutout innings in which he didn't allow a hit or walk a batter while striking out two.

Struggling for most of the game, the Dust Devils' bats came alive at the latest possible moments Sunday night. Tri-City designated hitter Tyler Massey led the way at the plate for the Dust Devils, going 2-for-5 and driving in the first Dust Devils' run of the game. Jordan Ribera and Jayson Langfels and Juan Crousset also drove in runs on the night.

Game four in the five game series between the AquaSox and Dust Devils takes place Monday night. Like every Monday, tomorrow is Coca-Cola Monday with all 22-ounce Coke products on sale for just one dollar.

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