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

Perez Jr. hits walk-off home run as AquaSox stun Hops

Everett rallies for three runs with two outs in the bottom of the ninth and beats Hillsboro 5-4.

EVERETT — Robert Perez Jr. hit a walk-off three-run home run as the Everett AquaSox opened their final series of the season with a thrilling 5-4 win over the Hillsboro Hops on Tuesday night.

Hillsboro scored twice to take a 4-2 lead in the top of the ninth then got two quick out to open the bottom of the inning.

Spencer Packard and Alberto Rodriguez each drew two-out walk for Everett to bring the go-ahead run to the plate.

Perez hit a o-1 pitch over the center field wall to give the AquaSox the walk-off win.

Perez finished 2-for-3 with three RBI for an Everett (58-68) offense that managed only four total hits.

Sheng-Ping Chen went 2-for-4 with two RBI for Hillsboro (56-69).

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