C’s Recap – AquaSox Spoil Canadians Rally In Extras

Vancouver Canadians Bryan Lizardo

Bryan Lizardo bashed his fourth home run of the season in Everett Wednesday.


C's RecapThe Vancouver Canadians fought back from a four-run deficit only to be walked off by the Everett AquaSox 6-5 in 10 innings at Everett Memorial Stadium Wednesday.

The C’s and AquaSox are now 1-1 in the second half of the season, one game behind 2-0 Spokane in the North Division.

The AquaSox got to Sean Wymer for two runs in the first inning. Wymer retired the first two hitters he faced but walks to Josh Stowers and Cal Raleigh were cashed in by a triple from Bobby Honeyman after McGregory Contreras overran the ball in left field.

Vancouver cut the Everett lead in half when Otto Lopez drew a leadoff walk against Jheyson Caraballo but he was forced out on a Contreras ground ball to second. A Griffin Conine single to right and a Bryan Lizardo infield single to short plated Contreras with the first C’s run.

Vancouver Canadians Joey Murray

Joey Murray tossed two scoreless innings of relief Wednesday.


Everett could not break through against Joey Murray in the fourth and fifth but they got to Justin Watts in the sixth. Raleigh singled and Honeyman doubled before Watts uncorked a wild pitch that saw Raleigh come home. Watts struck out Geoandry Montilla looking and Connor Hoover swinging to sandwich a Nick Rodriguez walk. A Jansiel Rivera single to left and a Ryan Ramiz base hit to center brought in Honeyman and Rodriguez to expand Everett’s lead to 5-1. Watts would whiff Ryne Ogren to strike out the side.

Vancouver Canadians McGregory Contreras Bryan Lizardo

McGregory Contreras (#28) kick-started a three-run rally with a two-out double in the eighth Wednesday before a home run by Bryan Lizardo (#21).


The C’s began to rally with two outs in the eighth. Contreras doubled off the left field wall against Ulises Perez and came home on a Conine base rap up the middle. Lizardo blasted one over the fence in right-center for a two-run home run to bring Vancouver to within a run.

Vancouver Canadians Denis Diaz

Denis Diaz kept Everett off the scoreboard in the seventh and eighth innings Wednesday.


After Denis Diaz held down the AquaSox for two innings, Christopher Bec led off with a single against Joey Gerber in the ninth. A wild pitch moved Bec up to second base and after Jake Brodt was rung up on a 3-2 pitch, Tanner Kirwer smacked a double to left to score Bec with the tying run. Unfortunately for the C’s, Kirwer was tagged out by overrunning the bag to put a damper on the rally.

Vancouver Canadians Christopher Bec

Christopher Bec singled and scored the tying run in the ninth inning Wednesday.


Fitz Stadler overcame a one-out bloop single to right by Ogren by striking out Ramiz to begin the frame and Raleigh to end it and send the game into extra innings.

Vinny Capra struck out to end the ninth but was placed at second base with the new extra innings rule that puts the batter who made the last out a 180-foot head start. Lopez laid down a bunt to AquaSox pitcher Dayeison Arias to advance Capra to third but Contreras and Conine went down swinging.

Stadler was back for the 10th inning and Honeyman put down a bunt that Bec handled to advance Raleigh to third. Charlie McConnell came in to pinch-hit for Montilla but he was intentionally walked to set up a double play situation. Stadler got ahead of Rodriguez at 0-2 but gave Rodriguez something to handle on the next pitch as he drove a single to deep left to score Raleigh with the winning run.

Vancouver Canadians Griffin Conine

Griffin Conine was one of four players to record a multi-hit effort in Everett Wednesday.


C-Notes

C's NotesVancouver outhit Everett 11-10 but the AquaSox outwalked them 6-2. Both teams combined for 19 strikeouts with Everett going down 11 times.

Kirwer had a three-hit night and stole his 14th base of the year. The trio of Conine, Lizardo and Bec had two apiece. Lizardo also had a walk to get on base three times but was caught stealing after his free pass to end the second inning.

Vancouver Canadians Tanner Kirwer

Tanner Kirwer led the C’s with a three-hit night in Everett Wednesday.


Kirwer singled and stole second with two outs in the third but Capra grounded out to third as Honeyman was getting to everything that was hit right at him on this night. Kirwer had some baserunning adventures as he was picked off by Caraballo to end the fifth after blooping a single to short.

Wymer got around a Rodriguez single to left to start the second after Hoover lined into a 4-3 double play. Rivera would walk and steal second but Wymer would get Ramiz to pop out to second. Wymer would finish up strong by needing just 10 pitches to set down the side in order in the third. He allowed two runs on two hits and three walks with one strikeout.

Murray struck out Montilla on his way to setting down the side in order in the fourth. He started to bend in the fifth when Hoover doubled to center and made it to third on a Bec passed ball. Ramiz walked and stole second but Murray worked his way out of it. He sandwiched an Ogren popup to Bec in foul territory with strikeouts of Rivera and Stowers to maintain his ERA of 0.00 over his first 16 pro innings.

Diaz stranded a two-out Honeyman base hit to center and stolen base and had two strikeouts over two shutout frames.

Stadler gave up an unearned run on two hits and a walk while whiffing two in 1-1/3 innings to take the loss.

Lopez is now wearing a different number. He was wearing number 5 but is now number 1 in your program and maybe number 1 in your hearts.

The finale of this three-game set goes at 11:05 am Thursday morning. Nick Allgeyer (0-0, 3.68) gets his first professional start for Vancouver. Meme sensation Michael Plassmeyer (0-1, 2.13) gets the ball for Everett (0-1, 2.13) in an all-lefty matchup.

C-Tweets

cs-tweet The AquaSox hosted their ‘Bark in the Park’ event during the series opener, just over two weeks after the C’s hosted their ‘Dog Day of Summer’ so a lot of these tweets are canine-related. I make no apologies for this!

 

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