EVERETT — The Everett AquaSox came from behind to defeat the Boise Hawks 13-11 Thursday before 2,895 fans at Everett Memorial Stadium.
The Frogs had trailed 5-0 and 9-3, but claimed the lead with a seven-run seventh inning to pull in front. Everett (14-21) survived a pair of Boise runs and the ejection of manager Jose Moreno in the top of the ninth to win for just the second time in the past seven games.
Joseph Rosa had an RBI triple, David Banuelos and Eugene Helder had RBI doubles and Johnny Adams had a two-run single in the seventh that turned a 9-6 deficit into a 13-9 advantage.
That made a winner out of reliever Adonis De La Cruz (1-0) who allowed two runs – one earned – on two hits and a walk while fanning three in two innings. David Gerber earned his second save of the year while allowing one hit in one inning.
The Hawks (19-16) plated three runs in the top of the first inning against Oliver Jaskie thanks to a sacrifice fly and RBI single by Sean Bouchard and Ryan Metzler. Boise tacked on two more in the second on a two-run home run to right-center by Steven Linkous.
But the Frogs battled back in the bottom of the second. Adams and Onil Pena worked back-to-back walks to start the inning. Adams scored on an error and Pena came home on a fielder’s choice. Banuelos made it 5-3 when he doubled in Joe Venturino.
Boise extended its lead in the fourth with RBI singles from Bret Boswell and Bouchard, and added two more in the fifth to push the lead to 9-3.
Everett got solo home runs from Ronald Rosario in the fifth and Pena in the sixth. Following Pena, Juan Camacho doubled and came home on an error to cut the deficit to 9-6.
That’s how it remained until the bottom of the seventh.
Every player in both starting lineups had at least one hit as the teams combined for 26 hits and 24 runs in a game that lasted three hours, 42 minutes.
The series continues at 7:05 p.m. Friday.