EVERETT – Poor pitching and spotty defense by Spokane, including two wild pitches and a passed ball in a sloppy fourth inning, led the Indians to a 10-5 loss to Everett on Tuesday.
Indians pitchers surrendered four walks, four wild pitches and one hit batsman in the game.
Nonetheless, Spokane held a 3-2 lead in the fourth after Saquan Johnson’s single scored Juremi Profar and Diego Cedeno, who reached base on a walk and a double.
The AquaSox recaptured the lead for good in the bottom of the inning. Spokane’s Jason Hoppe replaced starter Austin Pettibone and struck out Adam Martin, who reached first on Hoppe’s wild pitch third strike. Chris Mariscal doubled home Martin and advanced to third on a throwing error by second baseman Seth Spivey. Hoppe’s second wild pitch of the inning scored Mariscal, giving Everett a 4-3 lead. Everett extended its lead to 7-3 in the inning on three consecutive hits, a walk, and a passed ball on route to the win.
Spokane closed the scoring with two runs in the ninth on Chuck Moorman’s double.
Cedeno finished the game 4 for 4 with two runs scored.
Note: Indians pitcher Nick Gardewine was named NWL Pitcher of the Week for Aug. 4-10.