HILLSBORO — Stephen Kolek pitched five strong innings and the visiting Everett AquaSox won their fourth straight game with a 6-2 victory over the Vancouver Canadians on Wednesday night at Roy Tonkin Field.
Kolek started for the High-A West-leading AquaSox (44-22) and struck out seven of the 21 batters he faced, while allowing just one run, four hits and one walk.
Everett relievers Bernie Martinez and David Ellingson were similarly effective, with a solo homer being the only hit they yielded over their combined four innings of relief.
AquaSox outfielder Cade Marlowe broke a 1-1 tie with a run-scoring triple in the fifth inning. He then scored on a sacrifice fly by Tyler Keenan to give Everett a 3-1 lead.
AquaSox designated hitter Dariel Gomez, a recent callup from Low-A Modesto, added a two-run double in the seventh to extend the margin to 5-1.
Marlowe, Patrick Frick and recent callup Victor Labrada each finished with a triple and two hits for Everett.
The AquaSox and Canadians (32-36) continue their six-game series Thursday at 7:05 p.m.