Hops rally past AquaSox; 2nd game of doubleheader PPD by rain

Everett falls 5-3 in the first game of a makeup double-headed and the second game is postponed by rain.

EVERETT – The Hillsboro Hops rallied to beat the Everett AquaSox 5-3 in a seven-inning competition on Sunday at Funko Field in the first game of an alleged makeup double-headed.

After a rain on Saturday evening, the teams were supposed to play two seven-inning games on Sunday. However, the second game of the double headers was postponed due to rain.

Hillsboro won three of the five games in the series.

The AquaSox took a 3-2 lead with two runs in the fifth inning, but the Hops immediately responded with a sixth run with three runs. Hillsboro (13-16) regained the lead with a pair of runs scoring singles from Tristin English and Axel Andueza, followed by a run scoring doubles from Spencer Brickhouse that made it 5-3.

Left-handed Brandon Williamson started for Everett (17-12), allowing five runs and nine hits in 5.2 innings. The 2019 second round draft pick knocked out 12 strokes and didn’t go.

Reece Hampton and Brickhouse each scored a solo home run against Williamson in the second inning to give the Hops an early 2-0 lead.

Carter Bins put the AquaSox on the board with a solo homer in fourth place. The 22 year old catcher also doubled and finished 2 to 3 with two runs.

Everett continues his homestand with a six-game series against High-A West leaders Eugene Emeralds (19-11) starting Tuesday night at Funko Field.

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