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Back-and-Forth Game Ends in Loss for Bears

July 10, 2011 - Northwest League (NWL) - Yakima Bears News Release

The Yakima Bears lost to the Eugene Emeralds 7-6 Saturday night at PK Park in Eugene, Oregon. With the loss, the Bears fall to 7-16 on the season and fall behind in the five-game series, having lost two of the first three games.

Yakima scored first with a single run in the second inning when David Narodowski came home on a groundout by Steve Rodriguez. Eugene answered with three runs in the second inning, but that lead was short lived as well. The Bears had a four-run third inning, highlighted by a bases-clearing triple off the left field wall from Garrett Weber.

The Emeralds were able to score four more runs off of Bears starter Adam Kudryk in the fifth inning to take the lead for good, as the lefty fell to 0-3 on the season. Kudryk left after five innings, having allowed seven runs (only three earned) on five hits and four walks.

The Bears managed one more run in the sixth inning on a sacrifice fly by Danny Pulfer that plated Justin Hilt. That ended the scoring, as the Bears fell 7-6.

The Bears had two more hits and two less errors than the Emeralds, but it wasn't enough. By the end of the game, the Bears had stranded a runner at third in five different innings and the team went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position in all.

The bullpen looked sharp for the second straight night. Kable Hogben had four strikeouts in two perfect innings and Greg Robinson tossed a 1-2-3 eighth.

Game four of the series will be played Sunday at PK Park. Game time is set for 1:05. Lefty John Pedrotty is scheduled to face right-handed pitcher Colin Rea.

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