While the Tri-City Dust Devils were trying to win a baseball game Saturday night in Everett, the AquaSox looked like they were at a track meet.
Everett stole eight bases in nine attempts during a 7-5 Northwest League victory over Tri-City, pulling even with the Dust Devils (5-5) for first place in the North Division.
The AquaSox won the deciding game of the three-game series, twice erasing early deficits in front of 3,564 fans at Memorial Stadium.
Tri-City took a 2-0 first-inning lead on Jose Carlos Urena’s sixth home run of the year, a two-run shot to score Ty France. Everett tied things up in the bottom half of the inning.
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The Dust Devils shot ahead 5-2 in the second on an RBI double by Nick Vilter, an RBI single by A.J. Kennedy and a run-scoring grounder by Peter Van Gansen. The Sox cut it to 5-4 in the bottom of the inning and tied it on Yordi Calderon’s solo home run in the bottom of the fourth.
Everett pulled ahead 6-5 in the sixth, when Luis Liberato reached first on a third-strike wild pitch by Brandon Fry (0-2), then stole second and third base. Calderon drove him home with a grounder to first.
Fry took the loss despite not allowing a hit in 21/3 innings. Rohn Pierce (3-0) picked up the win for Everett, pitching four hitless innings. Washington State product Joe Pistorese earned his first save.