EVERETT – Kenen Irizarry put on a show Monday night as the Spokane Indians closed out the first half of the Northwest League with a 9-7 10-inning victory over the Everett AquaSox.
Irizarry hit his first two home runs of the season and singled in the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th inning, finishing with six runs batted in and raising his average to .309 in the process.
The Indians (22-16) trailed 2-0 heading into the top of the third inning before pushing across three runs on Jake Hoover’s RBI double and Irizarry’s first two-run shot.
Spokane pushed its lead to 6-2 on the strength of Irizarry’s three-run home run in the top of the fifth, but the AquaSox (18-20) answered with three runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning to pull within 6-5.
Everett evened the score in the bottom of the eighth on Patrick Frick’s run-scoring single.
Spokane scored three times in the top of 10th inning. With a runner on second base to start the extra inning, Irizarry drilled a go-ahead single, stole second and scored on Tanner Gardner’s first home run of the season.
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