EVERETT – The Everett AquaSox pitching staff needed just 24 hours to recover.
Taylor Lewis, Brad Reid and Daniel Cooper combined on a seven-hitter Thursday night as Everett waltzed past the Spokane Indians 12-1 in Northwest League baseball play at Memorial Stadium.
Everett’s win, which left both teams with 3-3 records, came one day after Spokane pounded AquaSox pitching for 18 runs.
Lewis (2-0) earned the win, allowing five hits and one earned run in six inning, striking out five and walking none.
Spokane pitching took its lumps, allowing 11 hits and 11 earned runs while walking six. Starter Robert Ross (1-1), who won on Opening Night, gave up eight hits and four earned runs in five innings.
Kevin Castner had the most difficult night, allowing five earned runs in one-third of an inning despite not allowing a hit. Castner issued two walks and hit three batters with pitches.
Everett sealed the win with an eight-run sixth inning. Two runs scored on bases-loaded hit by pitches by Castner, and Wellington Dotel added a two-run single after walking and scoring earlier in the inning.
Everett scored first on Blake Trinkler’s leadoff homer to center field in the third.
Spokane tied the game on Vincent DiFazio’s solo homer to right-center in the fourth.
The AquaSox took the lead for good in their fourth. Mario Martinez struck out swinging to lead off, but he reached first base on the play on Ross’ wild pitch. Martinez moved to third on Guy Welsh’s double and scored on another wild pitch.
Martinez’s two-out, two-run double to right in the fifth gave Everett a 4-1 advantage.
Miguel Alfonzo and Jared Prince were both 2 for 4 for the Indians.
The fourth game of the five-game series is tonight.