EUGENE, Ore. — The Everett AquaSox couldn’t overcome four early runs from the Eugene Emeralds, falling 4-3 at PK Park Saturday.
The Emeralds (17-13) scored two runs apiece in the first and second innings off AquaSox starter Steven Ridings (1-2), and made them stand up for the rest of the way.
Everett (12-18) scored once in the third on an RBI single by Eugene Helder and twice in the fifth on a run-scoring single by Joseph Rosa and an RBI groundout by Helder.
The AquaSox nearly tied it in the eighth, as Rosa drew a leadoff walk and advanced to second on Helder’s sacrifice bunt, but Onil Pena and Johnny Adams struck out to end the threat.
On Thursday, AquaSox first baseman Evan White re-aggravated the right quadriceps injury that bothered him earlier this summer and has since been reassigned to the Peoria Mariners in Arizona for rehabilitation. There is no timetable for his return to Everett.
On Friday, Everett outfielder Brayan Hernandez was removed from the game during a ninth-inning at-bat after experiencing wrist discomfort. He is officially day-to-day.
In the interim, outfielder Ronald Rosario has been recalled from Arizona where he was slashing .232/.259/.393 with a home run and eight RBI in 13 games. Rosario was 1-for-9 in three game with the AquaSox at the beginning of the season before he was reassigned to Arizona.