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

AquaSox down Emeralds in battle of High-A West’s best

Austin Shenton and Carter Bins lead second-place Everett to an 8-6 win over division-leading Eugene.

EVERETT — Austin Shenton went 3-for-5 with three runs batted in and the Everett AquaSox beat the Eugene Emeralds 8-6 on Tuesday in a matchup of the top two teams in the High-A West standings so far this season.

Carter Bins homered and drove in two runs, and Julio Rodriguez returned from his stint with the Dominican Republic national team with a double and a run batted in for the AquaSox.

Juan Then started for Everett (18-12) and allowed three runs on four hits in five innings of work. Then struck out four and walked four. Jarod Bayless struck out two in a clean ninth inning to earn the save.

Simon Whiteman homered and Javeyan Williams drove in two runs for Eugene (19-12).

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