EVERETT — The Vancouver Canadians topped the Everett AquaSox 15-13 Tuesday before 1,499 fans at Everett Memorial Stadium.
The Canadians rallied to win with four runs in the top of the ninth after the AquaSox had erased what was once a seven-run deficit with six runs in the bottom of the eighth.
Greifer Andrade’s three-run home run in the bottom of eighth was the big blow and gave the Frogs their first lead of the game at 13-11 before Vancouver rallied in the ninth.
Kevin Vicuna, Cullen Large and Kacy Clemens all had RBI singles in the top of the ninth for the Canadians.
Vancouver took a seemingly commanding lead with five runs in the top of the third. Riley Adams had an RBI double and Owen Spiwak had an RBI single as the Canadians took advantage of an error and two walks in the frame to take an 8-3 lead.
Everett loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the inning, but only managed one run on a sacrifice fly as an inning-ending double play snuffed out the threat.
Clemens hit a solo home run to center in the fourth and the Canadians scored two more in the fifth to push the lead to 11-4.
But the AquaSox continued to chip away. A solo home run from Onil Pena in the fifth, a Troy Dixon solo shot and three consecutive singles in the sixth cut Vancouver’s lead to 11-7.
Everett scored six in the bottom of the eighth with a two-run double from Pena preceding Andrade’s three-run home run.
The Canadians took a 3-0 lead in the top of the second, but Everett answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning to tie the game. Johnny Adams had a two-run home run and Joe Venturino added a two-out RBI single.
Pena finished 4-for-5 with a home run, three runs scored and three RBI for the AquaSox. Venturino had three hits and scored twice, while Eugene Helder, Adams, Dixon and Brayan Hernandez all had a pair of hits for Everett.
Clemens had three hits, scored three times and drove in three to pace Vancouver. The teams combined for 32 hits in the game.
Seattle’s first-round draft pick Evan White missed his third straight game with quad tightness.
The teams square off tonight in the rubber match at 7:05 p.m.
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