EVERETT — The Everett AquaSox just keep hitting.
The Frogs pounded out a dozen hits Saturday night as they topped the visiting Boise Hawks 8-5 before 3,695 fans at Everett Memorial Stadium.
David Banuelos homered, doubled and drove in three. Onil Pena had a two-run homer, and Jansiel Rivera went deep in his first Northwest League at-bat in the bottom of the second inning to lead Everett (16-21) at the plate. Troy Dixon also had two hits.
The AquaSox have now won three in a row. Boise fell to 19-18.
Randy Bell worked the first three innings for Everett while Michael Suarez (4-1) pitched the final six innings to earn the win.
Suarez struck out 10 and didn’t walk a batter as he allowed four runs on seven hits. Three of the four runs came on a three-run home run by Boise’s Sean Bouchard in the top of the sixth.
Bouchard’s homer cut Everett’s lead to 7-4, but Suarez induced a double-play grounder from Bouchard in his next at-bat in the top of the eighth.
Everett turned a 1-0 deficit into a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the first. Joseph Rosa and Austin Grebeck opened with back-to-back singles, and Rosa scored on an RBI double from Eugene Helder. Both Grebeck and Helder scored on a two-run double from Banuelos.
Rivera launched a solo home run leading off the bottom of the second to extend Everett’s lead to 4-1.
Back-to-back homers in the fifth from Pena and Banuelos chased starter Ryan Luna and pushed Everett’s lead to 7-1.
Bouchard’s three-run homer in the sixth cut Everett’s lead to three but an RBI single from Dixon in the bottom of the inning accounted for Everett’s eighth run.
The Hawks struck in the top of the first inning. A two-out double off the wall in left from Matt McLaughlin followed by an RBI single to left from Bouchard gave the Hawks a 1-0 lead.
The lead proved short-lived as the AquaSox took the lead in the bottom of the frame and never trailed again.
The series continues at 4:05 p.m. Sunday
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