The Vancouver Canadians were throttled by the Everett AquaSox 16-6 at Nat Bailey Stadium on Sunday.

After Hunter Gregory threw a first-pitch strike to begin the game, it was all downhill from there for the C’s. Harry Ford was hit in the left arm by the next pitch. stole second base, went to third on a Ben Ramirez single to right field. Tyler Locklear walked to load the bases before a one-out sacrifice fly to right by Walking Cabrera plated Ford with the game’s first run. Devonte Brown made a nice diving catch in right to help limit the damage to one run as Gregory ended the inning by striking out Charlie Welch swinging. That was the last pitch Gregory threw on the day as he appeared to walk off the mound gingerly when heading for the dugout.

Rainer Nuñez had a two-out infield single to second base for the C’s first hit against Everett starter Reid Morgan but it went for naught.

Lefthander Cooper Benson was given additional time to warm up on the mound before starting the second inning. He surrendered three straight singles to James Parker (center), Mike Salvatore (left) and Erik Stock (center) to bring in Parker with Everett’s second run. The last two singles were out of the reach of Alex De Jesus at short as he could not get to the ball on the backhand on the former and on a dive on the latter. Salvatore and Stock pulled off a double steal before Ramirez was plunked by a pitch on the ear flap of his batting helmet to load the bases. Ramirez would remain in the game. Locklear’s sac fly to the warning track in center scored Salvatore and moved Stock and Ramirez up 90 feet. Cabrera lifted a shallow fly ball to center that should have been the third out but Cade Doughty dropped the ball in shallow center field coming over from second, allowing Stock and Ramirez to score. Randy Bednar homered on the next pitch to make it 7-0 Everett. Welch struck out to end the rally.

The C’s tried to break the shutout in the second when Josh Kasevich singled to right with two outs and went to third when Bednar kicked the ball around. Kasevich was stranded when Estiven Machado hit one right on the screws but it was a line out to center field.

Parker worked a leadoff walk against Benson at third base and would come around to score on a Stock double to left to up the Frogs lead to 8-0. Stock tried to go for a triple but was thrown out on a 7-6-2-5 play.

Morgan took care of the C’s with a perfect third and Everett continued to pour it on against Benson. He hit Ramirez again, this time in the right hand. Locklear singled to left before Cabrera struck out swinging. Devonte Brown then dropped a fly ball in right field by Bednar and then made a throwing error that allowed Ramirez and Locklear to score runs nine and 10 for Everett. Welch walked and stole second as part of a double steal with Bednar. Benson struck out Parker but then surrendered a two-run double to right by Salvatore to plate Bednar and Welch to make it a 12-run afternoon. Eric Pardinho entered the game for Benson and threw two wild pitches to sandwich a Stock walk to make it 13-0 for the AquaSox.

Sam Carlson relieved Morgan in the bottom of the third and was greeted by a Nuñez double to right field before Doughty reached on an error at short by Parker. Devonte Brown then connected for a three-run home run to left-center field to cut the Everett advantage to 10.

Pardinho tried to get the C’s offence back in the dugout after a 5-4-3 double play by Locklear erased a Ramirez leadoff walk in the top of the fourth but a Cabrera walk on four straight pitches and a Bednar two-run home run to left put the Frogs up by a dozen.

Lyle Lin picked up his first hit as a Vancouver Canadian as he doubled to right off Carlson to begin the fifth inning. Alan Roden reached base on an infield single to third and Dasan Brown walked to load the bases. Nuñez would drive in all three runners with a double to left to make it a 15-6 game. The rally fizzled when Nuñez was tossed out a third on a 6-5 fielder’s choice by De Jesus. That was followed by Doughty and Devonte Brown striking out swinging and looking respectively.

Justin Kelly was the first Vancouver pitcher to put up a 1-2-3 sixth inning but Luis Curvelo also faced just three batters out of the Everett pen, getting Lin to hit into a 6-4-3 inning-ending double play to nullify a Kasevich single to first.

Kelly was not as fortunate in the top of the seventh when Ramirez doubled to right field, advanced to third on a Locklear groundout to second and scored on a Cabrera sac fly to right to restore Everett’s lead to 10 runs.

Jimmy Kingsbury retired the C’s in order in the seventh and Kyle Hill only gave up a two-out single to Devonte Brown in the eighth. Vancouver lefty Mason Fluharty struck out Welch and Parker for a perfect eighth and overcame a Stock infield single to third and a two-out walk to Locklear by getting Ford and pinch-hitter Cole Barr looking at strike three.

Peyton Alford finished up the game for Everett with a 1-2-3 ninth.

C-Notes

Congratulations to Canadians lefthander Trenton Wallace for winning the Northwest League Pitcher of the Week award for the week of May 9-14. Wallace no-hit the Everett AquaSox through five innings and struck out seven on May 12 to earn his fourth win of the season.

C's Notes

The Canadians will be on the road for the next two weeks and will have a very busy schedule. They open up a seven-game series in Tri-City on Tuesday beginning with a 6:30 p.m. contest. The two sides will play at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday before a 5:00 p.m. doubleheader Friday to make up for the April 16 game that was rained out in Vancouver.The series will wrap up with 6:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. starts Saturday and Sunday at Gesa Stadium.

After that series, the C’s travel to Spokane for a whopping eight-game series beginning next Tuesday, May 23 with a doubleheader beginning at 11:00 a.m. After a trio of 6:35 p.m. first pitches Wednesday through Friday, another doubleheader will be played at 3:05 p.m. Saturday. The series wraps up with a 1:05 p.m. contest on Sunday at Avista Stadium. The two doubleheaders are being played to make up for the April 7 and 8 games being rained out in Vancouver during the season’s opening weekend. The April 9 rainout will not be made up.

The Canadians will be back at home on Tuesday, May 30 when the Eugene Emeralds invade Nat Bailey Stadium again. All games can be heard on CanadiansBaseball.com with Tyler Zickel on the call.

Tyler had a chat with C’s outfielder Dasan Brown for C’s On Deck and for a change, you can listen to it right here if you missed it.

Radar Gun Rundown

Gregory had a strikeout of 92 and was around 85-95. Benson had a strikeout of 91 and was at 78-93. Pardinho and Kelly were up to 95. Fluharty was up to 90 with whiffs at 89, 81 and 84.

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