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Sox Explode on Volcanoes, 7-4

July 12, 2018 - Northwest League (NWL) - Everett AquaSox News Release

Everett, WA - Everett ended their five-game losing streak Wednesday night against the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes as the Sox won 7-4, by the way of the long ball.

The AquaSox took an early one-run lead in the bottom of the first as Ryne Ogren was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. It was a short-lived lead, though, as a half inning later the Volcanoes put up two runs off the bats of Kevin Rivera and Jose Layer, 2-1.

The next inning Everett tied the game up in the bottom of the second via a Volcanoes wild pitch, but Salem-Keizer quickly scored two more runs in the top of the third to regain the lead, 4-2.

With the Frogs down two runs in the bottom of the third, Josh Stowers hit a go-ahead two-run home run over the left field fence to lock the score up, 4-4. An RBI double from Connor Hoover would give the AquaSox a one-run lead, 5-4. An inning later would see another AquaSox run through a sac-fly off the bat of Matt Sanders, 6-4.

Reliever Michael Plassmeyer came into the game in the fifth inning and pitched two spectacular innings, finishing with 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, and 4 SO. In the seventh, Ivan Fortunato followed Plassmeyer's lead, finishing with 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, and 2 SO. A late AquaSox solo home run from Hoover would set up a saving opportunity for Joey Gerber, who closed the game out and picked up his league-leading fourth save. The game ended 7-4, Everett.

Thursday the Frogs will continue their five-game series against Salem-Keizer. There are several promotions coming up on this homestand including Halloween Night, Pink at the Park, and Kids Day. Look out for our giveaways as well, including an Everett Giants Throwback Hat and AquaSox Socks. Tickets for the series are available at or by calling our Front Office (425) 258-3673.

W: D. Ellingson (1-0)

L: M. Meyer (1-1)

SV: J. Gerber (4)

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Everett AquaSox watch a long ball


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