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Bears Bats Silent In Defeat

June 19, 2011 - Northwest League (NWL) - Yakima Bears News Release

The Yakima Bears lost 4-0 on the road to the Vancouver Canadians Sunday afternoon. The Bears sent only 28 batters to the plate in the defeat.

Starting pitcher Adam Kudryk made a great impression in his first start. The big lefty recorded eight strikeouts in five shutout innings, but was matched by five shutout innings from Canadians pitcher Justin Nicolino. So, just like the previous two games of the series, the decision fell to the bullpens.

Sammy De Los Santos, who was solid in his debut two nights prior, allowed a two-run Garrett Maines home run and three total runs in his first inning of relief. The sixth inning scoring for the Canadians was added to in the eighth, when Jon Berti hit his second RBI-single of the game, this time off of Justin Albert.

De Los Santos took the loss, but the Bears offense was the major problem Sunday. A Marc Bourgeois double and Jimmy Comerota walk were the entirety of the offensive production. Both batters got on in the sixth inning and Bourgeois wasn't on long, as he was thrown out trying to stretch his double in to a triple. That means the two C's pitchers were perfect in eight of the nine innings.

The two teams meet in the fourth game of the five-game series Monday night at 7:05.

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