VANCOUVER, B.C. — Miguel Perez delivered a bases-clearing three-run double to break a 3-3 tie in the top of the eighth inning and lift the Everett AquaSox to a 7-3 Northwest League win over the Vancouver Canadians on Monday at Nat Bailey Stadium.
With the win, Everett remained undefeated against Vancouver this season (5-0). With first-place Spokane’s loss at home to Tri-City, the AquaSox moved to within one game of first-place in the North Division.
Marysville Pilchuck graduate Trent Tingelstad opened the eighth with a double and moved to third on a wild pitch before Carter Bins walked and swiped second base to put two runners in scoring position with nobody out. Cade Marlowe worked a one-out walk to load the bases before Perez drove everyone home on a 1-0 pitch.
Trailing 1-0 in the top of the sixth, Everett took a 3-1 lead when Cash Gladfelter delivered an RBI double, and Marlowe and Cesar Izturis Jr. each drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.
The Canadians took advantage of an AquaSox error in the bottom half of the inning to make it 3-2 and tied the game with a bases-loaded walk.
Everett added a run in the top of the ninth on a throwing error by Vancouver’s Philip Clarke.
Logan Rinehart got the win for Everett with three innings of scoreless relief. He allowed one hit and struck out one.
AquaSox starting pitcher Nate Fisher gave up an unearned run over five innings, allowing five hits, no walks and striking out four along the way. Perez finished 1-for-4 and Tingelstad scored a pair of runs during a 2-for-4 performance.
Josh Almonte was credited with the loss for Vancouver, allowing three runs, two hits and two walks in an inning of work.