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Bears Start Series in Eugene With Loss

July 8, 2011 - Northwest League (NWL) - Yakima Bears News Release

The Yakima Bears fell at PK Park in Eugene, Oregon by a score of 6-2 Thursday in the first meeting of the season with the Eugene Emeralds. The Bears have now lost four straight games and the team has fallen to 6-15 on the season.

The Bears took a 2-1 lead with a pair of unearned runs in the top of the second inning. That was the end of the Bears scoring in the game.

Eugene took the lead for good with a four-run bottom of the second inning, which included a three-run home run from Lee Orr. The other run for the Emeralds came in the fifth inning, and all six runs were charged to Bears starting pitcher Brad Wilson, who fell to 0-2 with the loss.

The Bears managed only three hits, with Henry Zabala collecting two of the three. Jimmy Comerota had the other hit, which extended his hit streak to a season-long five games.

After Wilson left the game, Sammy De Los Santos and Drew Zizinia each tossed a pair of shutout innings in relief.

The Bears and Emeralds play game two of the five-game series Friday night at PK Park. Right-handed pitchers Teo Gutierrez of the Bears and Matthew Andriese of the Emeralds are expected to start on the mound.

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