C’s Alumni Update – Jackson Taking The Action To Dunedin

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Zach Jackson was the 102nd pick of the 2016 draft by the Toronto Blue Jays out of Arkansas.


cs_alumni_updateZach Jackson was at the head of the class in high school and he’s looking to get there again in his journey to the majors. The 2013 valedictorian from Berryhill High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma earned his first mid-season promotion by getting the call to join the Dunedin Blue Jays earlier this month after a dominant stretch with the Lansing Lugnuts that began in late April.

Jackson won his Midwest League debut despite giving two runs (including a home run) over two innings against the Great Lakes Loons April 8. The righthander gave up runs in three of his first four appearances that saw his earned run average rise to 6.43. Then he began to find his groove as he ran off a scoreless string of 10 appearances that spanned 12 innings. That cut his ERA down to 2.37 before it rose to 3.15 when he surrendered two runs in an inning against the Lake County Captains June 1.

The Blue Jays saw Jackson deal with his first challenge in full-season ball and he passed with flying colours. In 20 innings of work, he struck out 25 as Midwest League hitters batted just .181 against him. He also did a good job of limiting baserunners with a WHIP of 1.08. Though he issued eight walks, that represented an improvement of his control with Vancouver last year when he had a walk rate of just over six in 17-2/3 innings.

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Zach Jackson has a strikeout rate of just over 11 per nine innings in his minor league career.


Jackson’s 2017 season so far is similar to his first pro season in 2016 in that he struggled early but succeeded late. After the Jays selected him in the third round of last year’s draft from the Arkansas Razorbacks, Jackson was summoned to Vancouver after making his first pro appearance with a scoreless frame July 9 with the Gulf Coast Blue Jays. The 6-foot-4 righty would win his Northwest League debut in Boise in Boise July 16 despite giving up two runs in an inning that saw him walk two and strikeout two. He scuffled with a 13.50 ERA after his first four appearances before keeping the opposition scoreless in eight of his last 10 outings. That effort helped Jackson get promoted to Lansing for the Crosstown Showdown exhibition game against Michigan State.

Now the next hurdle for Jackson is trying to conquer the Florida State League and he’ll have a different pitching coach to watch over him in Mark Riggins after Willie Collazo looked after him in Lansing this year and Vancouver last year. Jackson told Lansing play-by-play man Jesse Goldberg-Strassler in an interview last month that he and Collazo were able to hit it off.

“(Collazo’s) personality and mine mix really well,” said Jackson. “He’s very black and white, which is how I am. He’s tweaked the little things mechanically with me that really helps. I’m definitely fortunate to have had him both years.”

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Zach Jackson was named to three pre-season All-American teams with the Arkansas Razorbacks in 2016.


Jackson is a challenge for pitching coaches when it comes to his unusual delivery that features a long arm path and a deep shoulder tilt.

“I actually threw a lot like (Chicago White Sox pitcher) Carson Fulmer where I just literally get my body going as fast as I could in high school,” said Jackson. “When I got to college and I realized that 90 miles an hour couldn’t get blown by a lot of people so I just switched things up a little bit and started learning to locate a little bit better…As far as how unorthodox it is, a lot of it came from me. It’s just how my body feels that I’m going to get the most power if I throw that way.”

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Zach Jackson struck out 23 batters over 17-2/3 innings with Vancouver in 2016.


Scouting reports have Jackson throwing a plus-fastball in the 93-95 mile per hour range and an average changeup. His best pitch is said to be his curveball, which MLB Pipeline gave a 60 grade on the 20-80 scouting scale. He says a change in NCAA regulations in 2015 to use a flat-seamed baseball really helped the pitch take off.

“I had a decent breaking ball in high school but then once I switched my motion up, it just kind of came with it, I guess,” said Jackson. “I honestly didn’t throw a breaking ball hardly at all my freshman year. I was a fastball-changeup guy and then my sophomore year came around and (the NCAA) switched the balls to lower-seam balls and it just really helped – the lower the seam, it was easier to spin. I’d been throwing it since I was 11 but my dad would never let me turn it over like a true curveball so I just put a knuckle-curve grip on it. As I got older, it just became so comfortable.”

Now Jackson will try to get acclimated with the Dunedin Blue Jays. His control problems resurfaced by walking three Daytona Tortugas in two-thirds of an inning in his first game with Dunedin June 3. Jackson didn’t walk anyone in his second appearance and whiffed a trio of Bradenton Marauders five days later but he gave up a run on three hits over two innings to take the loss.

Since then, Jackson has not been scored upon in his last four outings. He recorded his first save as a D-Jay with a one-walk ninth to preserve a victory over Tampa Friday evening. Despite five walks and four strikeouts in 6-2/3 innings with Dunedin, Jackson has an ERA of 1.35.

If Jackson holds true to form, he’ll find his footing with Dunedin soon enough and it may earn him another promotion to the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats before the year is out.

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C’s Recap – Roger’s Kid Outduels Rogers Kid From Spokane

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Kacy Clemens (left) and Kevin Vicuna led the way offensively for the C’s Friday night.


C's RecapIt seemed only fitting that the son of Roger Clemens would pick up his first professional hit against a pitcher named Rogers. Kacy Clemens smacked an two-run, opposite-field single to left against Spokane reliever Jacob Rogers in the eighth inning to snap a 5-5 tie as the Vancouver Canadians downed the Indians 8-5 at Nat Bailey Stadium Friday night.

Kyle Weatherly made his home debut on the mound and his first inning was over in the blink of an eye. He got two first-pitch outs off the bat and needed just three more pitches to record his third groundout of the frame.

The C’s went to work on offence in the bottom half of the first when Kevin Vicuna led off with an infield single to third. He made it to second on a Deiferson Barreto groundout and would score on a base hit by Javier Hernandez off Spokane starter Tyler Phillips.

Spokane would come right back with a pair of runs in the top of the second as Weatherly was betrayed by his defence. He got two fly balls to center field to start the frame but just one out as Reggie Pruitt misplayed a ball off his glove that led to a two-base error. The baserunner Charles Leblanc made it to third on a grounder before scoring on an errant pickoff throw by Hernandez at the plate to tie the game. The next batter, Chad Smith, hammered a ball over the right-center field fence to put the visitors ahead.

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Norberto Obeso (right) is greeted by Kevin Vicuna after his home run-saving catch at the left field porch.


It looked like Spokane was going to add to their lead when Kobie Taylor tripled to right field with one out in the third. Weatherly managed to induce a comebacker to the mound before his defence helped him out this time as Norberto Obeso had a home run-saving catch over the short wall of the left field porch.

The C’s would tie the game in the third with Vicuna again singling and scoring on a Hernandez base hit but they left more runs in the table as they left the bases loaded after walks by Obeso and Clemens sandwiched the Hernandez single.

Vancouver would regain the lead by scoring twice in the fourth. Cullen Large recorded his first pro hit with an infield single to second and Riley Adams followed by grounding a single through the left side for his first knock in the pros. Reggie Pruitt dropped down a bunt on the third base side and beat it out to load the bases. A bases-loaded walk by Vicuna and a Barreto sacrifice fly plated Large and Adams to put the C’s in front 4-2.

The Indians would answer that rally with one of their own in the fifth. A two-run double by Christian Inoa and another two-bagger by Yohel Pozo gave Spokane a 5-4 lead. Weatherly was replaced by Chris Hall after walking his final batter. Hall settled things down with a strikeout and a flyout to strand the runner.

The Canadians tried to answer back in their half of the fifth when Brock Lundquist walked and stole second but they could not bring him home. They went back at it in the sixth when Pruitt walked and Vicuna singled but Barreto’s bunt to move the runners over was not successful as the Spokane reliever Joe Barlow threw to third to cut down Pruitt. However, Barlow did what Barreto could not and advanced the runners by committing a balk. The C’s took advantage when Obeso grounded out to second to score Vicuna with the tying run.

Meantime, Hall was motoring right along as he retired all eight men he faced thanks in part to a trio of strikeouts. The C’s bats looked to reward Hall’s efforts when Clemens walked and Lundquist singled for his first Northwest League hit. Large could not bunt the runners over successfully as Clemens was forced out at third and the rally went nowhere after that.

William Ouellette took over for Hall in the eighth and got three straight flyball outs on just five pitches where the first two at-bats ended on one pitch. Vicuna again got the ball rolling by drawing a leadoff walk and reached second on a successful bunt by Barreto. Obeso and Hernandez both worked the count to ball four to load the bases to set up Clemens’ game-winning hit that scored Vicuna and Obeso. Lundquist then followed with a base hit to cash in Hernandez to increase the C’s lead to three. Large would walk to re-load the bases but that was all the home side would get.

Ouellette gave up a ground-rule double to start the ninth but he got the next three hitters in order—the last two going down swinging—to pick up his first professional victory.

Vicuna got on base all fives as the leadoff hitter as he went 3-for-3 with two walks, four runs scored and a stolen base. Hernandez had two RBI singles and a walk while Lundquist had the other two-hit night. Clemens reached base three times by adding two walks with his two-run base rap. Pruitt singled, walked and stole his third base of the year. The offence managed to get the job done despite leaving 13 men on after going 5-for-19 with runners in scoring position.

Radar Gun Rundown

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Chris Hall compiled 2-2/3 perfect innings of relief against Spokane.


radar_gun_iconKyle Weatherly threw as low as 77 miles per hour and as high as 92. His fastball was around 88-90 for most of the evening. Chris Hall had two of his strikeouts on 91 and 80 MPH offering and did reach at least 94. William Ouellette’s fastball consistently hit 90 and he did touch 91. He threw a curveball that ranged from 74-77 and got one of his strikeouts at the slowest speed. His other offerings ranged from 80 to 84-85 and 88.

C’s Notes

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Chavez Young played all five of his games with Vancouver on the road.


C's NotesCullen Large had worn #30 upon his arrival in Vancouver but is now wearing #6. That number was worn by Chavez Young but the outfielder from Freeport, Bahamas was reassigned to Bluefield. He was 6-for-17 with a double, a triple and five runs batted in but he did strike out seven times.

The C’s continue their weekend set against Spokane at 7:05 pm Saturday and 1:05 pm Sunday at The Nat. Going by the first turn in the rotation, it appears Wilfri Aleton and Dany Jimenez will get the starts. You can catch those games at CanadiansBaseball.com. Saturday’s game is on Shaw TV in Vancouver.

Despite Friday night’s win, Vancouver could not gain any ground on the Tri-City Dust Devils as they won their eighth game in nine tries to keep them two games ahead in the Northwest League North Division. The C’s are 6-3 while Spokane and Everett have the reverse record of 3-6.

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The Vancouver Canadians saluted Ian Parmley for his call-up to Toronto.


Congratulations to 2012-2013 C’s outfielder Ian Parmley for his promotion to the Toronto Blue Jays from Triple-A Buffalo. He had a .340 on-base percentage and 35 stolen bases during his time with Vancouver. Parmley—wearing #10 for the Jays—was 0-for-3 in his major league debut in Kansas City Friday. He wore #18 and #1 with the C’s.

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C’s Recap – Not A Rosa Outlook In Series Finale Vs. Everett

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Kacy Clemens drew a walk in his professional debut at Nat Bailey Stadium Thursday.


C's RecapThe Vancouver Canadians went for the series sweep but had to settle for two out of three instead as the Everett AquaSox salvaged the series finale with a 5-1 win Thursday afternoon at Nat Bailey Stadium.

Dalton Rodriguez enjoyed a strong first two innings by retiring the side 1-2-3 in the first and striking out the side in the second. The Sox then struck for three runs in the third when Joseph Rosa cleared the bases with a three-run double. Rodriguez sat down the next seven hitters but was burned by a Brayan Hernandez home run to put Everett ahead 4-0. Miguel Burgos took over the mound after that.

Meantime, the C’s had their chances to score in the third, fourth and fifth innings.

  • Lance Jones worked a two-out walk in the third and scampered to third when Deiferson Barreto reached on a two-base error at first but Norberto Obeso—who had Vancouver’s first hit in the first—would ground out to second.
  • Vancouver loaded the bases in the fourth on an Owen Spiwak single and a pair of walks from Kacy Clemens and Mattingly Romanin with two outs but Reggie Pruitt flied out to left.
  • The C’s loaded them up again with one out in the fifth on Barreto and Lizardo walks sandwiching an Obeso single but Javier Hernandez would rap into a 4-3 double play against Everett reliever Cody Mobley, who took over for starter Jose Santiago.

Everett added one more run against Burgos in the seventh on a Brayan Hernandez RBI single. Brayden Bouchey kept the AquaSox at bay by retiring all six men he faced—including a pair of strikeouts—over the final two frames.

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Brock Lundquist made his pro debut as a pinch-runner in the ninth inning Thursday.


Vancouver would get their only run in the ninth when Pruitt got aboard on an error at third, stole second base and scored on a Jones single off Ted Hammond. Brock Lundquist pinch-ran for Jones in his Northwest League debut but was erased at second on a fielder’s choice by Barreto. The game would end on an Obeso groundout.

Vancouver had just four hits and left 11 men on base after just one hit in six at-bats with runners in scoring position.

C-Notes

C's NotesThree C’s from the Opening Day roster have been reassigned. Righthanded reliever Jared Carkuff has been promoted to the Lansing Lugnuts while shortstop Jesus Severino and catcher Yorman Rodriguez have been sent to Bluefield for the start of their Appalachian League season.

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Carkuff pitched three scoreless frames over two appearances, scattering two hits and a hit by pitch while striking out three.

 

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Severino was 0-for-6 with a walk over two contests. Rodriguez had four hits in 21 at-bats with a double in five games. A 2015 Vancouver Canadians pitcher is also on the move as lefty Tayler Saucedo has been promoted to Dunedin from Lansing.

The C’s continue their homestand Friday, Saturday and Sunday when the Spokane Indians come to town. Game times are 7:05 pm for the first two games and 1:05 pm Sunday afternoon. The probable starters have been been announced but going by the first turn through the six-man rotation, it may be Kyle Weatherly, Wilfri Aleton and Dany Jimenez.

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C’s Recap – Hernandez Triples Twice To Trip Up AquaSox

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Reggie Pruitt heads home with the first run of the game after a leadoff walk.


C's RecapJavier Hernandez reminded Vancouver Canadians fans why he was the people’s choice last season. The Venezuelan catcher—who won the 2016 Ossie Chavarria Award winner as the Fan’s Favourite Player—delivered two key triples to drive in three runs to help the C’s double up the Everett AquaSox 8-4 at Nat Bailey Stadium Tuesday night.

Canadians starter Juan Nunez set the tone early by pumping gas in the mid-to-high 90’s to retire the AquaSox in order in the first. The C’s would get on the board first in their half of the first when Reggie Pruitt worked a leadoff walk against lefthander Michael Suarez. Pruitt would take off running on a 3-2 pitch to Lance Jones, who doubled to left to score Pruitt. Suarez would balk Jones to third and Norberto Obeso got a run batted in for putting the ball in play with a ground ball to second to make it 2-0 Vancouver after one.

The AquaSox would get their first run come in the second on a walk, a double and a groundout before tying it in the third on a single, a wild pitch and a throwing error. Hernandez tried to retire Greifer Andrade on a throw to first to complete a strikeout but he air mailed it instead, allowing Eugene Helder to scamper home with the tying run. Nunez would wind up with three strikeouts in the inning.

Meanwhile, the C’s had worked up the pitch count against Suarez in the second with a two-out rally that saw Mattingly Romanin reach base on an infield single to second before Kevin Vicuna grinded out an at-bat by fouling off a number of pitches before working the count to ball four. Pruitt would hit the ball hard but right at shortstop Osmy Gregorio to end the threat.

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Lance Jones had a bunt single and would later score in the third inning.


Vancouver would take the lead again in the third when Jones dropped down a bunt single down the third base side before stealing second, reaching third on a wild pitch and scoring on a Bryan Lizardo base hit. Hernandez would then deliver his first triple of the night to cash in Lizardo to restore the Canadians’ two-run lead. Walks by Owen Spiwak and Romanin would load the bases but Vicuna flied out to leave the bases load.

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Javier Hernandez stands at third after the first of his two triples on Wednesday.


The AquaSox would trim the lead to one in the fourth with a Gregorio single to left that eluded a diving Romanin at third. Gregorio moved to second on an errant pickoff throw by Nunez and to third on a fly ball. Lefty Grayson Huffman was summoned from the bullpen to get the final out but he walked the first man he faced before a base hit by Joseph Rosa scored Gregorio.

Huffman ran into more trouble when he allowed a bunt single to Andrade. It was a do-or-die play for Huffman, who dove for the ball up the first base side and tried to shovel the ball up with his glove but he could not scoop it cleanly. A double by Jonas Lantigua pushed Andrade to third and it looked like things were about to go off the rails for Huffman. However, the Grayson Community College product limited the damage to a single run. Joe Venturino knocked in the tying run with a groundout to third but another groundout and a strikeout stranded the potential go-ahead run at third. Hernandez had to complete the strikeout with a throw down to first and his aim was true to end the inning. Gregorio was the strikeout victim and he banged his batting helmet against the ground in frustration at first as the Sox missed a golden opportunity to grab their first lead of the night.

The fifth inning saw the C’s put together another rally that began with a Lizardo double against Everett southpaw Tyler Watson. A one-out Deiferson Barreto single pushed Lizardo to third but he could not score on a shallow fly ball to center from Spiwak. Romanin kept the inning alive with a walk to load up the bases before Vicuna heard ball four to finally bring in Lizardo with the go-ahead run to make it 5-4. Pruitt jumped on a 3-1 pitch but he lined out to left field to leave three men on base.

Huffman would shut down Everett in the sixth, only allowing a baserunner on a fielding error by Romanin at third. The C’s would get to work in the bottom half of the frame when Jones singled and Obeso reached on an error at short by Gregorio. Hernandez would then triple to right field for the second time to score Jones and Obeso to pad the Vancouver lead to 7-4. Hernandez would get to touch home plate on a Barreto base knock. Barreto would steal second but the C’s would have to settle for three runs.

That was all the scoring in this one. Of note, Jones would sky a popup that glanced off the glove of Gregorio at short in the seventh and Hernandez joined Jones in the three-hit club with a single in the eighth.

Orlando Pascual claimed the seventh and eighth innings for the C’s and allowed just a double in two scoreless frames. Jared Carkuff slammed the door shut with a one-hit ninth. Barreto made a nice play at short by ranging deep into the hole and making a strong throw to retire the speedy Helder. Carkuff then struck out Lantigua swinging to end the contest, giving Huffman his first victory of the season.

Lizardo and Barreto were one hit back of the clubhouse leaders Hernandez and Jones with two apiece. Romanin was aboard three times with a single and two free passes while Vicuna heard ball four twice. Jones and Barreto had stolen bases but Spiwak was caught trying to swipe second.

The C’s pitchers had nine strikeouts and two walks on the night. Nunez whiffed five, Huffman had two while Pascual and Carkuff each had one. The groundout leader was Huffman with five.

Radar Gun Rundown

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Juan Nunez reached 98 miles per hour on the radar gun Wednesday night.


radar_gun_iconJuan Nunez had the widest range of velocity on the night. He was clocked as low as 77 miles per hour and as high as 98. He was consistently in the 94-96 range. Grayson Huffman touched 96 but was around 91-93 with some offerings at 84. Orlando Pascual reached 94 at one point with a low of 77 as well as 80-82. He ranged around 90-91 with his fastball. Jared Carkuff was as low as 85 and topped out at 93.

C-Notes

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Blue Jays 2017 third-round pick Riley Adams brings his catching gear to the bullpen.


The first big roster shuffle of the season took place earlier in the day. Catcher Yorman Rodriguez and shortstop Jesus Severino were sent down to the Bluefield Blue Jays as their season begins in Greeneville Thursday evening. Coming to Vancouver are six picks from the 2017 draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. They are listed below with their uniform numbers.

  • #17. Riley Adams, C, 3rd round – University of San Diego
  • #30. Cullen Large, 2B, 5th round – College of William & Mary
  • #31. Brock Lundquist, OF, 6th round – Cal State Long Beach
  • #44. Kacy Clemens, 1B, 8th round – University of Texas-Austin
  • #30. Donnie Sellers, RHP, 11th round – Wake Forest
  • #32. Matt Shannon, RHP, 12th round – Angelo State

I was told by one club official the six arrived in Vancouver less than two hours before game time but they did take part in pregame warmups. Adams was catching Carkuff in the bullpen before Carkuff’s appearance in the ninth.

The C’s have clinched their second straight series victory and will try to go for the sweep Thursday afternoon. Dalton Rodriguez is scheduled to throw the first pitch at 1:05 pm. You can hear the game at CanadiansBaseball.com.

Vancouver has won five of seven to start the season but the Tri-City Dust Devils remain in first place in the Northwest League North Division with a 6-1 record.

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C’s Recap – C’s Deep-Six Frogs With Six-Run Sixth In Home Opener

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Norberto Obeso is greeted by his teammates during the lineup introductions for the home opener at Nat Bailey Stadium.


C's RecapThe Vancouver Canadians shook off the effects of a long bus ride back from Eugene and overcame an early setback by a player named Eugene to defeat the Everett AquaSox 7-1 in their home opener at Nat Bailey Stadium Tuesday night.

Eugene Helder belted a solo home run off the A&W Slug the Mug sign in left-center field to give Everett a 1-0 lead just two batters in.  That was all C’s starter Jose Espada would allow as he pitched 4-2/3 innings of three-hit ball while walking one and striking out seven.

Espada would leave with a runner in scoring position after Osmy Guerrero walked and stole second. Lefty Juliandry Higuera came in and had trouble finding his form as he loaded the bases by hitting Ronald Rosario with a pitch and walking Joseph Rosa before striking out Helder to keep Everett off the board.

Vancouver had trouble with Everett starter Ryne Inman as he allowed just one baserunner through the first three innings in the form of a hit by pitch to Mattingly Romanin in the second. Bryan Lizardo came through with the C’s first hit with a two-out double in the fourth. Lizardo made it to third on a wild pitch and Owen Spiwak drew a walk but Inman froze Romanin on a 3-2 pitch for the inning-ending strikeout.

Vancouver would tie the game in the fifth on a sacrifice fly by Lance Jones to score Deiferson Barreto after he and Kevin Vicuna singled and Reggie Pruitt reached base on an error at second.

The C’s would bolt ahead in the sixth and it started with a one-out walk to Spiwak to force Inman from the game. AquaSox reliever Matt Clancy could not find the strike zone as he walked Romanin on four straight pitches and it was all downhill from there for the Everett southpaw. Barreto doubled to score Spiwak to put Vancouver ahead and an error at short on a ground ball by Matt Morgan scored Romanin from third. Vicuna followed with a two-run double to score Barreto and Morgan, who tripped between third and home but managed to scramble his way across the pentagon. Lance Jones and Norberto Obeso would tack on run-scoring singles to plate Vicuna and Jones respectively.

Higuera got through the sixth and seventh by working around two singles that including an inning-ending 4-3 double play to end the seventh. Bobby Eveld came in the eight and gave up a double to Rosa to start the seventh but a good throw by Jones in right and a quick tag by the alert Vicuna led to Rosa getting called out after being slow to return to second base after rounding the bag. It was not a good night for Rosa on the basepaths as he was cut down at third in the third on the back half of a 5-3-6 inning-ending double play.

Chris Hall entered the game in the ninth and induced a nifty 6-4-3 double play to erase a leadoff walk. Brayden Bouchey came in to get the final out, a fly ball into Pruitt’s glove in center field to secure the victory.

Barreto and Vicuna were the hit leaders with two apiece while Lizardo doubled and walked. Spiwak walked twice while Romanin walked and took one for the team.

Radar Gun Report

radar_gun_iconJose Espada threw in the 91-94 MPH range with offspeed pitches from 82-84. Juliandry Higuera topped out at 95 and bottomed out at 79. Bobby Eveld reached 95 and was around 90-93. Chris Hall pitched in the 94-96 range while Brayden Bouchey had offerings from 80 to 86-88.

C-Notes

C's NotesAccording to the C’s press notes, Juan Nunez and Dalton Rodriguez will get the starts in the final two games of the series at the Nat. Wednesday’s game is at 7:05 pm and Thursday’s game is the first nooner of the season at 1:05 pm. The 4-2 C’s remain one game back of the Tri-City Dust Devils in the Northwest League’s North Division. Everett is 2-4 and Spokane is 3-3.

The tallest players on the Everett AquaSox played Tuesday in designated hitter Jonas Lantigua and starter Ryne Inman. Both of them are 6-foot-5. The tallest player to appear for the C’s were 6-foot-6 pitcher Brayden Bouchey and 6-foot-5 hurler Bobby Eveld.

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