EVERETT — The Everett AquaSox saw their four-game winning streak snapped Tuesday as they fell 6-3 to the Spokane Indians before 1,785 fans at Everett Memorial Stadium.
The AquaSox (17-15) and Indians (13-19) play the rubber match of their three-game series at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Everett saw its lead in the Northwest League North Division first-half standings slip to one game. There are six games remaining in the first-half schedule.
Spokane’s Jake Latz (2-1) went seven innings and allowed just three hits and three runs — two earned — and one walk while fanning five. Emmanuel Clase struck out three as he pitched the final two innings for his fifth save.
Josh Stowers homered and singled, and had two of Everett’s three hits. Ryne Ogren had Everett’s other hit.
Everett led 3-2 through six, but the Indians reclaimed the lead 4-3 in the top of the seventh. Scott Kapers reached on a missed third strike with one out. Then came a single and a walk to load the bases. Benjamin Onyshko relieved Noah Zavolas and fanned Julio Pablo Martinez for the second out. But then Kapers came home on a wild pitch, and Curis Terry and Disobel Arias both walked to force home the fourth run and take a 4-3 lead.
Austin O’Banion hit a two-run home run to right-center as the Indians pushed their lead to 6-3.
The Frogs previously erased a 2-1 lead with a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth. Connor Kopach walked with one out, and Stowers singled with two outs. Kopach came home on a a wild pitch, while Stowers advanced to third. Stowers then came home on another wild pitch and Everett led 3-2.
The Indians took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first when Jonah McReynolds doubled in Jax Biggers and J.P. Martinez with two outs.
Stowers got one back with a home run to left in the bottom of the first inning.
Max Roberts allowed the first two runner to reach in the third, but struck out the side to keep the score 2-1. Roberts exited after four innings and fanned seven while scattering four hits and did not factor in the decision.