Tri-City Dust Devils

Benson’s 2-RBI double propels Dust Devils to 4-3 win over AquaSox

Tri-City Herald

Tyler Benson smoked a two-run double in the top of the fifth inning to give the Tri-City Dust Devils their first lead in a 4-3 victory Saturday night over the Everett AquaSox to finish the four-game series level.

Tri-City (14-10 second half, 34-28 overall) returned to Gesa Stadium on Sunday after winning two in a row to face another Northwest League North Division rival, the Spokane Indians, for a three-game series.

Luis Asuncion stroked a pair of doubles and swiped home on a double steal with Tre Carter in the sixth inning, and Fred Schlichtholz (4-1) picked up the win by dealing three innings of one-hit, shutout ball to drop his ERA to 0.86.

Everett (12-12, 29-33) got on the board first on an RBI groundout by Aaron Stroosma in the fourth. Tri-City took a 3-1 lead on Benson’s double and Asuncion’s steal, but the AquaSox tied it on a two-run single by Joe Venturino in the seventh.

Chris Mattison drove in Kelvin Melean for the eventual game-winning score in the top of the eighth with a groundout to short.

Dust Devils 4, AquaSox 3

Dust Devils

AB

R

H

BI

BB

SO

Avg

Benson dh

5

0

1

2

0

0

.302

J.Lopez ss

4

0

1

0

1

2

.247

Melean 3b

4

1

0

0

1

0

.237

Asuncion rf

4

1

2

0

0

2

.275

Carter cf

3

0

0

0

1

1

.238

Mattison 1b

4

1

1

1

0

1

.207

Batten 2b

3

0

0

0

1

1

.275

Lezama c

4

0

0

0

0

1

.125

Burgos lf

3

1

2

0

1

0

.252

Totals

34

4

7

3

5

8

Everett

AB

R

H

BI

BB

SO

Avg

C.Torres ss

3

0

0

0

1

2

.226

Helder 3b

4

0

0

0

0

2

.303

Andrade lf

4

1

1

0

0

2

.316

O.Pena 1b

3

0

1

0

1

2

.292

Camacho c

4

0

2

0

0

1

.250

Pazos rf

2

0

0

0

0

0

.000

R.Rosario cf

2

0

0

0

0

0

.326

Stroosma dh

3

1

0

1

1

1

.204

Rivera cf-rf

4

1

2

0

0

2

.227

Venturino 2b

4

0

2

2

0

0

.215

Totals

33

3

8

3

3

12

Dust Devils

000

021

010

4

7

0

Everett

000

100

200

3

8

1

E–Andrade (4). LOB–Dust Devils 8; Everett 7. 2B–J.Lopez (15); Camacho (11). RBIs–Benson 2 (8); Mattison (16); Stroosma (5); Venturino 2 (20). SB–Asuncion (5) hB. CS–Burgos (2) 2B; Venturino (1) 2B. S–C.Torres. RISP–Dust Devils 2-for-11; Everett 2-for-9. Runners left in scoring position–Asuncion; Melean; Lezama; Stroosma; Rivera 2; Andrade. GIDP–Lezama. DP–Everett 2.

Dust Devils

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

ERA

Margevicius

4

3

1

1

2

7

1.89

Erb

2

2

0

0

0

4

1.44

E.Torres

0

2

2

2

1

0

6.00

Schlichtholz W,4-1

3

1

0

0

0

1

0.86

Everett

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

ERA

McAfee

4 2/3

4

2

2

2

4

5.40

Castellanos

2 1/3

1

1

1

1

4

1.80

A.De la Cruz L,2-2

2

2

1

0

2

0

3.77

E.Torres pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.

GS–Margevicius 58; McAfee 54. Pitches-strikes–Margevicius 71-44; Erb 31-19; E.Torres 13-7; Schlichtholz 25-17; McAfee 80-49; Castellanos 35-21; A.De la Cruz 21-13. WP–Castellanos. IBB–Carter (A.De la Cruz). Inherited runners-scored–Schlichtholz 1-0; Castellanos 2-0.

T–2:52. A–4,125.

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