The host Everett AquaSox pulled out a 10th-inning victory over the Tri-City Dust Devils on Friday night at Memorial Stadium, as Corey Simpson drove in Drew Jackson with a one-out RBI single to right field for a 3-2 Northwest League win.
The AquaSox (4-5) forced a three-way tie for second place in the North Division and closed the Dust Devils’ lead to just one game.
The Dust Devils (5-4) held a 2-1 lead for six innings thanks to a run-scoring wild pitch by Everett starter Jacob Brentz in the first inning and an RBI double by Peter Van Gansen in the second.
But Jackson led off the eighth with a double to center and took third on a throwing error by Dust Devils center fielder Rod Boykin. He came home on Logan Taylor’s sacrifice fly, tying the score at 2.
Justin Pacchioli led the Tri-City offense, going 2-for-3 with a run scored and a stolen base.
Jackson paced Everett, going 2-for-4 with three runs scored, two stolen bases and a double. Simpson added two hits and a pair of RBIs.
Dust Devils starter Jose Castillo pitched well, allowing one run on one hit and three walks in five innings. Corey Kimber (2-1) took the loss for Tri-City, giving up the winning run on two hits and three walks in one inning.