Peterson hits grand slam as AquaSox beat Indians 5-3

EVERETT — D.J. Peterson slugged his second grand slam in six days, leading the Everett AquaSox to a 5-3 victory over the Spokane Indians on Friday night at Everett Memorial Stadium.

The game was scoreless going into the bottom of the seventh inning. But the Sox loaded the bases with nobody out, and Jack Reinheimer singled up the middle to break the deadlock. Then Peterson stepped up and hammered an 0-2 pitch over the left-field fence to make it 5-0. Peterson also hit a grand slam in Everett’s 6-5 home victory over Hillsboro last Sunday, and the Seattle Mariners’ first-round draft pick has 13 RBI in 10 games.

Spokane rallied in the top of the ninth thanks to RBI doubles by Marcus Greene and Gabe Roa, but could only pull within two.

Three Everett pitchers combined on a four-hitter, including allowing just one hit over the first eight innings. However, it was a messy four-hitter as they combined to walk seven batters and hit another three.

Reggie Lawson added three hits for Everett (13-2), which extended its winning streak to six. With Vancouver losing 4-1 to Tri-City, the Sox increased their lead atop the Northwest League’s North Division to five games.

Spokane fell to 6-9.

Vargas promoted

Richard Vargas was Everett’s most dominating arm in the bullpen through the first two weeks of the season, and his performance earned him a promotion.

The fireballing right-handed pitcher from the Dominican Republic was promoted to Clinton of the Class A Midwest League just before the Sox departed Tuesday for their three-game series in Pasco against Tri-City. In four appearances with the Sox, Vargas was virtually untouchable, allowing no runs and just three base runners in 61/3 innings while striking out 12. He had saves in three of his four appearances.

Vargas’ promotion was just a matter of time. At 22 years old he was one of the oldest pitchers on Everett’s staff, and he spent time at Clinton last year.

Book signing

Longtime Seattle sportswriter Jim Street will be at tonight’s game signing copies of his book, “Life From the Press Box.”

Street served as the Seattle Mariners beat writer for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer from 1986-1998. Before that he spent 15 years with the San Jose Mercury-News, and he covered the Mariners for MLB.com from 2001-10. “Life From the Press Box,” chronicles his career as a sportswriter, including anecdotes from his time covering the Mariners.

A portion of the proceeds from each book sold will be donated to the AquaSox Community Fund.

More in Sports

Dan Mack steps down as the head football coach at Kamiak

He served as the Knights’ head coach for 20 seasons

Area girls soccer players earn all-state honors

King’s Stella named the Class 1A MVP; a pair of Jackson players land spots on the 4A first team

Police question friends of WSU quarterback who killed himself

The redshirt sophomore died Tuesday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to police.

Oregon AD named chairman of playoff selection committee

Six new members added to the committee, including Pro Football Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott

Meadowdale tops rival Lynnwood 56-42 (VIDEO)

Led by junior guard Haben Tekle, the Mavericks race to an early lead and cruise past the Royals.

Seahawks announce coaching hires, Richard’s dismissal

Seattle hires Brian Schottenheimer, Ken Norton Jr., Mike Solari and announces it has fired Kris Richard.

NFL Hall of Famer drops the puck at Silvertips game

Former Seahawk offensive lineman Walter Jones did the honors prior to the Tips’ win over Tri-City

Report: Huskies promote Lake to defensive coordinator

Former defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski will now be Washington’s co-defensive coordinator.

Former Lake Stevens football star gets Fiesta Bowl spotlight

Washington Husky walk-on Josh Rasmussen conversed in sign language with a Special Olympics athlete.

Most Read