C’s Recap – AquaSox Sink C’s With Three-Run Sixth

Vancouver Canadians Tanner Kirwer

Tanner Kirwer slugged his first home run of the season for Vancouver.


C's RecapThe Vancouver Canadians saw their first-half playoff chances take a hit as the North Division-leading Everett AquaSox defeated the C’s 4-3 at Everett Memorial Stadium Wednesday night. The loss puts the C’s four games back of the AquaSox as they fall to 8-12.

Jansiel Rivera put Everett on the board first with a leadoff home run in the second inning against Vancouver starter Jose Espada.

After Michael Plassmeyer kept Vancouver off the board for the first two innings, The C’s would tie it up in the top of the third off reliever Cody Mobley. Brandon Polizzi reached on a fielder’s choice, stole second and scored on an infield single to third by Vinny Capra.

Other than a two-out triple by Connor Kopach in the third inning, Espada was cruising along by retiring 10 of 11 hitters until he walked Bobby Honeyman to start the sixth. A bunt single by Kopach and a double by Matt Sanders scored Honeyman with the go-ahead run. Cobi Johnson took over for Espada but he could not prevent Kopach and Sanders from scoring thanks to a wild pitch and a Geoandry Montilla bunt single.

The C’s responded in the top of the seventh when McGregory Contreras drew a two-out walk against Mobley. Noah Zavolas came in and the first pitch he threw was drilled over the left field fence by Tanner Kirwer to pull Vancouver to within a run.

Johnson put up a couple of zeros in the seventh and eighth to give the C’s a chance to come back. Capra drew a leadoff walk in the eighth that went nowhere and Sterling Guzman got a free pass against Zavolas with one out in the ninth. Nick Podkul came in to pinch-run and got himself into scoring position by stealing second base. Zavolas would strike out McGregory Contreras and Griffin Conine to nail down the win for Everett.

jake_brodt_first_base Jake Brodt had a two-hit night that included a double Wednesday night.


C-Notes

The C’s had a chance to take the lead in the top of the fourth inning when Jake Brodt got aboard on a two-out double. He tried to score on a Guzman single to center but he was thrown out by Rivera at the plate.

Christopher Bec was 1-for-2 in throwing out basestealers.

C's NotesKirwer had three of the seven hits for the C’s while Brodt had a pair. Capra and Guzman had a hit and a walk apiece but Vancouver wound up striking out 14 times.

The second game of this three-game set goes Thursday at 7:05 pm at Everett Memorial Stadium. Lefthander Jordan Barrett (1-0, 2.40) will be on the hill for the C’s while the AquaSox counter with southpaw Max Roberts (1-2, 3.66). Rob Fai will have all the action for you on CanadiansBaseball.com.

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My name is Niall O’Donohoe and I am an avid follower of baseball, specifically Canada’s Teams – the Toronto Blue Jays and their affiliate, the Vancouver Canadians. My blog beginnings began in 2007 with Batter’s Box, where I’m still allowed to write stories, summaries and photos about the Blue Jays minor league system under the alias #2JBrumfield. The blog formerly known as Niall On Baseball, C’s Plus Baseball follows the C’s from behind the lens at Nat Bailey Stadium. The reason for the name change was to reflect the main purpose of this blog, which is to deliver plus coverage of the C’s through photos and observations of the players striving to make it to the major leagues, be it with Toronto or one of the other 29 MLB teams. From time to time, I do make it to other baseball games outside of The Nat and will post about them here as well. If you like what you see here, please spread the word about CsPlusBaseball.ca by tweeting about this website or using your favourite social media platform about this website that pledges to deliver awesome content about Canada’s only affiliated professional minor league baseball club. Thanks for visiting!
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