Griffin Conine belted his fifth home run of the season in Everett Tuesday night.
The Vancouver Canadians defeated the Everett AquaSox 4-3 to open the second half of the Northwest League season at Everett Memorial Stadium Tuesday. That was Vancouver’s 20th victory of the season.
Everett scored first when Bobby Honeyman homered to right field on a 3-2 pitch against C’s lefthander Elio Silva to begin the second inning.
The AquaSox lead was erased just two batters into the third when Jesus Severino doubled to center and McGregory Contreras doubled to left off Orlando Razo.
Vancouver would take the lead in the fourth when Griffin Conine launched one over the fence in right-center field.
Everett regained the lead in their turn at bat in the fourth. Connor Hoover singled to right and Charlie McConnell doubled to center to put runners at second and third. Ryan Ramiz grounded out to second to score Hoover before Ryne Ogren had an infield single to third to bring in McConnell.
McGregory Contreras had two hits, a run batted in and scored the winning run Tuesday.
Joey Pulido held down the fort in the fifth and sixth before the C’s rallied again in the seventh courtesy of Severino and Contreras. Severino flared one to short off Cody Mobley before Contreras lined a double to center to put two runners on. Tanner Kirwer grounded out to second to bring in Severino before a Vinny Capra sacrifice fly to right field plated Contreras.
Marcus Reyes kept Everett off the board in the seventh and eighth innings before Cobi Johnson closed it out with a perfect ninth.
Jesus Severino had two hits and two runs scored in Everett Tuesday.
Yorman Rodriguez saw his 15-game hitting streak come to an end but his on-base streak reached 16 after he was hit by a pitch after Conine’s home run.
Conine had a chance to drive in a run in the fifth but he lined out to center field to strand Contreras and Lopez after Contreras reached on an error at short and Lopez singled to right.
Bryan Lizardo replaced Guzman at first base in the bottom of the seventh. Guzman was 1-for-3 but was caught stealing. Lizardo was 0-for-1.
The C’s went down in order in the first two innings and last two innings but managed seven hits and went 2-for-4 with runners in scoring position while leaving six runners stranded.
Other than a five-pitch third inning, Silva struggled over his four inning stint. The first inning saw Silva give up a single to Ogren before walking Cal Raleigh and Josh Stowers to load the bases before freezing Ryan Garcia with a called strike three. Silva walked McConnell and Ramiz after Honeyman’s homer in the second but limited the damage with an inning-ending strikeout of Ogren.
Pulido gave up a single to Stowers in the fifth but faced the minimum after Nick Rodriguez grounded into a 5-4-3 double play. More trouble faced Pulido in the sixth when Honeyman singled to start the inning but Pulido retired the next three hitters to give him two scoreless frames with two strikeouts.
Reyes got around a two-out walk to Raleigh and an errant pickoff throw to get out of the seventh inning. Reyes also got away with a Hoover two-out free pass in the eighth put up two more scoreless frames while striking out one. Johnson also added a strikeout to get his fifth save of the season in a clean ninth.
The series continues Wednesday with Sean Wymer (2-2, 4.11) expected to start for Vancouver. Jheyson Carabello (4-1, 3.58) will be on the mound for Everett. First pitch is at 7:05 pm at Everett Memorial Stadium. Rob Fai will have the play-by-play at CanadiansBaseball.com.
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