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EVERETT CUP TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
APRIL 9, 2012 - EVERETT, WA: The Everett Merchants are proud to announce that tickets are now on sale for the 2012 Everett Cup on June 13th. Established in 2004, the Everett Cup is the annual meeting between the Everett Aqua Sox, the Single-A affiliates of the Seattle Mariners, and the Pacific International League’s Everett Merchants. The game allows the AquaSox to play an exhibition game prior to the start of the Northwest League and allows the Merchants to show their skills against the professionals.
A large portion of the ticket sales go back to the Everett Merchants baseball club.
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Throughout the years, many of the games have been well balanced with numerous close games.
In 2007, behind strong pitching of starter JT Zink and future major leaguer Mason Tobin the Merchants defeated the AquaSox 10-5, for their first victory in the series. Kyle Decater led the offensive attach going 3-5 with an RBI. With the score tied 4-4 in the eight inning, the Merchants took advantage of several AquaSox mistakes. In the inning, the AquaSox committed a pair of errors and their pitchers walked two hitters and hit three which helped the Merchants score six runs in the inning. Tobin was credited with the victory.
The 2010 game saw the Merchants dominate the AquaSox 10-5. After the AquaSox grabbed a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first, it was all Merchants. The Merchants tied it in the second on Braden Degamo’s RBI single, took a 3-1 lead in the third on a pair of run-scoring wild pitches, then took control with three more in the fourth. With two on and two out Zach Miller lined a pinch-hit single to center, bringing in one run and two more runs scored two more on a throwing error by AquaSox catcher Carlton Tanabe to make it 6-1. Tyler Cox led the way offensively for the Merchants, coming off the bench to go 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI. Chris Seybold was credited with the victory. The Merchants would go onto the NBC World Series that year and the AquaSox would will the Northwest League championship.
Founded in the fall of 1992, the PIL is considered by many to be the premier Summer Collegiate Baseball league in the Northwest. Most PIL players are NCAA eligible and are unpaid in order to maintain their eligibility. The PIL is different from many other summer collegiate baseball leagues in that the league also allows former professionals and college graduates to participate.