KEIZER, Ore. — As potent as Everett’s offense has been this summer, it couldn’t mask the AquaSox’s defensive deficiencies Friday night at Salem-Keizer.
The Frogs committed six errors and allowed the Volcanoes to take a late lead after a three-run, game-tying homer from Greifer Andrade in the top of the eighth, as Everett suffered an 8-6 loss.
Johnny Adams led Everett (20-27) with a 3-for-4 night, and Chris Torres recorded a double and home run while driving in two runs. AquaSox reliever Michael Rivera (0-2), who worked the bottom of the eighth, took the loss.
A three-run shot with two outs in top of the eighth from Andrade tied the game at 6-6, but Salem-Keizer took back the lead a half inning later.
Torres gave Everett a 1-0 advantage in the top of the first, leading off the game with a home run over the right-field wall. Salem-Keizer responded quickly, tying the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the first on a Ryan Kirby RBI groundout to second base.
Orlando Garcia put the Volcanoes in front 2-1 in the bottom of the third with a line-drive single to center field that scored Bryce Johnson. With two outs in the inning, AquaSox pitcher David Hesslink relieved starter Anjul Hernandez in a bases-loaded situation but walked Kevin Rivera, extending Salem-Keizer’s lead to 3-1.
Rivera added another RBI in the bottom of the fifth on a fielder’s choice, and a second run came across on Hesslink’s second error of the inning, which gave the Volcanoes a 5-1 advantage.
The AquaSox trimmed the deficit to 5-3 in the top of sixth thanks to an RBI double from Torres and a Eugene Helder sacrifice fly.
Salem-Keizer continued to take advantage of Everett’s defensive miscues, adding a run in the bottom of the sixth after two more AquaSox errors in the half inning.
But Andrade tied the game with one swing in the top of the eighth. With Adams on first and Joseph Rosa at second, Andrade sent a blast over the right-center field wall.
Salem-Keizer grabbed the lead right back in the bottom of the eighth.
Garcia’s sac fly scored Johnson for the go-ahead run, and an RBI single from Shane Matheny extended the Volcanoes’ lead to 8-6.
Everett went down in order in the top of the ninth.
The AquaSox next play the third game of a five-game series against Salem-Keizer at 6:35 p.m. Saturday.