From the inbox this morning:
Everett hosts Tri-City in first-round matchup Sept. 7
EVERETT, Wash. — The Everett AquaSox clinched a berth to the 2015 Northwest League Playoffs with an 8-5 win in 12 innings over Spokane on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Avista Stadium in Spokane. The AquaSox will host the first game in a three-game playoff series against Tri-City at 7:05 p.m. Monday, Sept. 7, at Everett Memorial Stadium.
Tickets start at $15 for upper box seats to the first-round playoff game and are on sale now at aquasox.com/tickets, in the AquaSox front office at 3802 Broadway in Everett, and by phone at 425-258-3673. Fans can also get field box tickets for $17 and diamond club tickets for $20.
“We’re ecstatic that the team has made the playoffs,” AquaSox General Manager Danny Tetzlaff said. “How ’bout them Frogs? This just caps off an extraordinary season with a bang!”
To celebrate the playoff berth, the AquaSox will hold special playoff promotions. The first 500 fans at the game on Monday will receive a special edition AquaSox playoff t-shirt, presented by Pepsi. All gates open at 5:30 p.m. so fans can enjoy $5 Coors Light and two for one hot dogs until 6:30 p.m.
Game two will be played at Tri-City on Tuesday, Sept. 8, with a third game, if necessary, on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Tri-City. The winner of the series will advance to the championship series against the winner of the first-round match-up between Hillsboro and Eugene or Salem-Keizer.
The three-game championship series is scheduled to be played between Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 10-13. The winner from the south hosts game one, and the north will host game two and three, if necessary.
I am still toying with the idea of going, but am not sure, as now it’s a money issue, and I am between paychecks currently, with a fairly large event coming up that will require a bunch of my attention, time, and money. But we have playoff Mariners baseball in the state of Washington, and sometimes you take what you can get. I have been to a playoff game in Everett before, and the atmosphere was really something else. Minor league fans can be crazier than their major league counterparts, and it is a lot of rowdy fun, especially if the Frogs do well, and Everett Memorial is a good stadium. Not really a bad seat in the house. So go if you can, and maybe I’ll see you there. Go tiny Mariners!