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One thing missing from Sox victory.

Byline: Steve Mims The Register-Guard

Trevor Heid got the hard part of hitting for the cycle out of the way early.

The Everett center fielder had a home run, triple and double after only four innings and needed just a single to complete the cycle. Heid knew where he stood and so did the rest of the dugout.

"Unfortunately my teammates reminded me of it," Heid said. "I had two opportunities, I can't complain."

Heid failed to reach that milestone in his final two at-bats, but he had already done more than enough to lift the AquaSox to a 9-1 win over Eugene in front of 3,345 in Northwest League baseball Thursday night at Civic Stadium.

Heid homered in the first inning, doubled and scored in the third, and added a run-scoring triple and a run in the fourth as Everett took a 7-0 lead. The only drama left on the night surrounded Heid's pursuit of the cycle, but he grounded into a double play in the sixth and flew out in the eight inning.

"It would have been cool, but also I was not going to settle for a single," he said. "I'd rather have a double or a triple. I've never hit for the cycle."

Heid got the AquaSox going immediately, hitting the third pitch of the game over the left-field wall. It was the fourth home run of the season for Everett's leadoff batter.

"It was a fastball inside, and I wanted to get wood on the ball," he said. "I happened to get it."

Heid led off the third inning with a double to left field and advanced to third on an error. He scored on a sacrifice fly by Reed Eastley to give the AquaSox a 2-0 lead.

Everett added two more runs in the inning when J.B. Tucker and Alex Gary hit back-to-back singles followed by a triple from Mike Saunders to make it 4-0.

Everett made it 7-0 with three runs in the third.

Brian Schweiger was hit by a pitch to open the inning, and one out later Heid drilled a triple to center field that scored Schweiger. Luis Valbuena doubled home Heid and later scored on a groundout by Tucker.

Heid was 3-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBIs to raise his average to .330. He would rank sixth in the league in batting average but does not have enough at-bats to qualify among the leaders because he is part of a crowded outfield platoon for the AquaSox.

"We've got a lot good outfielders, so when you get a chance to play, you have to do the best you can," he said. "We've got six outfielders, and they all get a chance to play."

The AquaSox have now won nine of their past 12 games to move within five games of Vancouver in the West Division.

Eugene wasted another opportunity to get to .500 for the first time since July 10. The Ems have been one game below .500 eight times since then but are now 0-8 in those games.

Eugene starter Ben Krosschell allowed seven earned runs and nine hits in four innings to fall to 1-7.

The Ems threatened Everett starter Joe Woerman in each of his three innings, but he did not allow a run. Eugene loaded the bases in the second inning and had runners at first and third in the third but could not get a run home.

That trend continued into the fourth inning when the Ems greeted reliever Lance Beus with back-to-back singles before he struck out the next three hitters.

The Ems finally broke through with a run off Beus in the bottom of the fifth.

Nick Hundley reached base on a fielder's choice before Seth Johnston and Will Venable hit back-to-back two-out singles to score Hundley.

Venable had three hits to lead the Emeralds.

Notes: Johnston was named "Star of the Day" by, the official Web site of minor-league baseball, after hitting two home runs and driving in eight runs in the Emeralds' win over Everett on Wednesday. Johnston's grand slam was the second of the season for the Ems. ... Stevie Delabar (4-2), who ranks 10th in the league with a 3.38 ERA, starts the series finale tonight for Eugene against Everett's Robert Rohrbaugh (3-1, 4.38 ERA).




W L Pct. GB

Vancouver ... 33 17 .660 -

Salem-Keizer ... 29 21 .580 4

Everett ... 28 22 .560 5

Eugene ... 24 26 .480 9


Boise ... 22 28 .440 -

Spokane ... 22 28 .440 -

Tri-City ... 21 29 .420 1

Yakima ... 21 29 .420 1


Everett 9, Eugene 1

Vancouver 3, Salem-Keizer 1

Boise 4, Spokane 3

Yakima 4, Tri-City 2


Everett at Eugene

Vancouver at Salem-Keizer

Spokane at Boise

Tri-City at Yakima


ab r h bi ab r h bi

Heid cf 5 3 3 2 Turner cf 5 0 0 0

Valbuena 2b 5 2 3 1 Sansoe dh 4 0 0 0

Eastley 3b 4 0 3 2 Headley 3b 3 0 2 0

Tucker dh 5 1 2 2 Hundley c 4 1 0 0

Gary lf 5 1 1 1 Guerrero rf 4 0 1 0

Saunders rf 5 0 1 1 Johnston ss 3 0 1 0

Sabatlla 1b 4 0 0 0 Venable lf 5 0 3 1

Schweiger c 4 1 1 0 Jones 1b 3 0 1 0

Hudson ss 3 1 1 0 Cleland 2b 3 0 1 0

Totals 40 9 15 9 Totals 34 1 9 1

Everett... 103 301 010 -9

Eugene... 000 010 000 -1

E - Venable. DP - Everett 1, Eugene 1. LOB - Everett 8, Eugene 15. 2B - Heid, Valbuena 2. 3B - Saunders, Heid. HR - Heid. SF - Eastley. SB - Schweiger. CS - Guerrero.



Woerman 3 3 0 0 3 2

Beus 3 6 1 1 2 5

Koliscak W,2-1 3 0 0 0 2 5


Krosschell L,1-7 4 9 7 7 1 4

Ponce 2 4 1 1 0 1

Fernandez 1 0 0 0 0 0

Madden 1 2 1 1 1 2

Jamison 1 0 0 0 0 2

WP- Woerman, Koliscak, Krosschell. HBP - by Woerman (Headley, Guerrero); by Krosschell (Schweiger). T - 2:58. A - 3,345.
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Title Annotation:Sports; Trevor Heid falls a single short of the cycle in Everett's 9-1 win over Eugene
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Aug 12, 2005
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