AquaSox's manager, Louis Boyd, Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 28, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

AquaSox blow 7-run lead, fall to Hops

Hillsboro scores eight unanswered runs from the sixth to the ninth innings and earns an 8-7 win.

EVERETT — After Hillsboro rallied with six run in the seventh inning to tie the game, Neyfy Castillo hit a go-ahead single in the top of the ninth inning and the Hops held on for a 8-7 comeback win over the Everett AquaSox on Thursday night at Funko Field.

Marysville Pilchuck alum Trent Tingelstad hit a three-run home run in a six-run third inning as the AquaSox jumped out in front big early.

Alberto Rodriguez added an RBI single in the fourth as Everett pushed the lead to 7-0.

Sheng-Ping Chen hit a solo home run in the top of the sixth to begin a string of eight unanswered runs for the Hops en route to the win.

Jimmy Joyce started on the mound for Everett (58-70) and allowed one run and struck out nine in six quality innings. Joyce allowed just three hits and walked three.

Castillo went 2-for-4 with four RBI, and Chen finished 3-for-5 with two RBI for Hillsboro (58-69).

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