EVERETT — Six errors committed? Six free passes issued? No problem for the Everett AquaSox.
Everett overcame all kinds of self-inflicted wounds as the Sox defeated the Spokane Indians 8-7 Wednesday night at Everett Memorial Stadium in Northwest League play.
Everett played from behind most of the night, in large part because of mistakes — including four errors by shortstop Chris Torres. But the Sox scored three in the top of the seventh inning to tie the score at 7-7, then took advantage of a pair of Spokane miscues in the eighth to push across the winning run.
Juan Camacho and Austin Grebeck each went 2-for-4 with a double and Greifer Andrade homered to lead Everett (7-7 second half, 24-28 overall), which won its third straight.
Matt Whatley homered and drove in four runs for Spokane (9-5, 26-26).
One night after Everett played a relatively clean game in recording its first shutout of the season, the Sox played a messy one. But it was Spokane’s miscues that proved decisive in the bottom of the eighth.
With the score tied, Camacho led off the inning by lining a ball right at right fielder Jonah McReynolds, which McReynolds dropped for what was scored a double. David Banuelos’ sacrifice bunt advanced pinch runner Joe Venturino to third. Then with the infield drawn in Onil Pena hit a chopper to third that Tyler Ratliff fumbled while trying to make the transfer from his glove, allowing Venturino to scamper home unopposed with the go-ahead run.
The Sox put themselves in position to win it in the seventh with the aid of two more Spokane errors. Trailing 7-4, one run scored when second baseman Kole Enright dropped a pop fly, then Everett tied it on Johnny Adams’ two-run bloop double to left.
Boyd joins team
The AquaSox added a new infielder Wednesday with the arrival of Louis Boyd. Boyd, the Seattle Mariners’ 24th-round selection in this year’s draft out of the University of Arizona, batted .321 in 28 games with Peoria of the rookie Arizona League. Boyd fills the void left when All-Star second baseman Joseph Rosa was promoted Sunday to Clinton of the mid single-A Midwest League.