TJs raise win streak to four, 7-2
EVERETT, Wash. Pitcher Oscar Abreu continued to shine, Ed Farrisand Adam Robinson continued to hit and the Southern Oregon Timberjacks continuedto win Thursday afternoon.
The Timberjacks completed their first road trip of the season with a7-2 victory, beating the Everett Aqua Sox for the fourth straight time andwinning for the seventh time in eight games.
Southern Oregon, in first place in the South Division of the NorthwestLeague, opens a three-game homestand at Miles Field against Portland tonightat 7:05.
Against Everett, Arbeu pitched five innings of one-hit ball in reliefof starter Jason Anderson. Using a blazing fastball, he struck out 12 withoutissuing a walk.
The 21-year-old right-hander from the Dominican Republic recorded hissecond victory and has struck out 21 of the 28 batters he's faced in threeoutings this season.
Southern Oregon took a 1-0 lead in the first inning before pulling awaywith four runs in the second.
The Timberjacks took advantage of three walks in the fourth inning asRobinson hit an RBI double and Farris a three-run double to put SouthernOregon on top 5-0.
Everett scored twice in the bottom of the second off Anderson, who madehis first start of the season before giving way to Abreu after three innings.Anderson, a fourth-round draft pick this year, struck out three with onewalk.
The Timberjacks added a run in the fourth when Farris hit a fly to centerfield that Everett's Keith Stewart dropped, allowing Brad Gorrie to scorefrom second.
Farris has 13 RBIs in 10 games.
The series that begins tonight with the Rockies marks the return of JimEppard. Eppard, Portland's manager, played first base for the Medford A'sin 1982 and won the NWL batting title with a .376 average.