EVERETT — Tri-City scored five runs off the Everett bullpen in the eighth inning and the Dust Devils rallied for a 9-8 win on Tuesday night at Funko Field, snapping the AquaSox’s five-game win streak.
Everett twice rallied to tie the game or take the lead after falling behind 2-0 after the first inning.
In the fourth, Connor Hoover drove in Cade Marlowe on a single and later scored on an error as the AquaSox tied the game at 2-2.
After the Dust Devils added two runs in the sixth, Everett rallied with four runs in the bottom of the seventh on a pair of two-run home runs from Austin Shenton and Marlowe to take a 6-4 lead.
But Tri-City bounced back with a big eighth inning before the AquaSox’s final rally in the ninth fell just short. Shenton tripled and scored on a double by Tyler Keenan. With one out, David Sheaffer drove in Keenan with a base hit to pull Everett to within a run. But Hoover grounded into a force out before Zach DeLoach lined out with the bases loaded to end the game.
Shenton finished the game 3-for-4 with two runs batted in, and Keenan, Marlowe and Joseph Rosa all had two hits for Everett (39-20).
Livan Soto homered and drove in two runs and former AquaSox outfielder Gareth Morgan had a double and two RBI for Tri-City (23-37).