EVERETT – The Spokane Indians took of advantage of blustery conditions, slugging four home runs and coming up two seven-run innings, as they clobbered the Everett AquaSox 18-9 Wednesday night in a Northwest League baseball game.
Aja Barto, Vincent DiFazio, Denny Duron and Jared Prince all homered for the Indians.
“We really haven’t put up a lot of runs the first few games,” Spokane manager Tim Hulett said. “It’s been our pitching and defense that have won us some games, so it was good to see our offense come through.”
Everett took a six-run lead off starter Kyle O’Campo in the first inning, but the Indians scored 11 runs over the next three innings. That included seven in the fourth highlighted by a pair of three-run homers from Barto, his second, and the first as an Indian for former Washington State first baseman Jared Prince. Both had four RBIs.
Another seven-run inning in the sixth inning made the game a complete runaway.
The Indians collected 13 hits and took advantage of five Everett errors, scoring five unearned runs.
Emmanuel Solis, the second of four Indians pitchers, got the win, giving up three runs, two unearned with the help of three Indians errors. Reinier Bermudez finished the final two innings with a minimum of trouble, walking one but not giving up a hit.