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Big Loss for Bears Starts Homestand

July 2, 2011 - Northwest League (NWL) - Yakima Bears News Release

The Yakima Bears lost Friday night at Yakima County Stadium 11-3 in the first of six-straight meetings between the Bears and the Boise Hawks. Boise led at one point 11-0 and held the Bears to just two hits in the first seven innings.

Boise got two-run home runs from Rafael Lopez and Ben Klafczynski in the top of the first inning. Boise would go on to score another run in the third and fifth innings, four in the seventh, and one more in the eighth inning.

The Bears offense wasn't able to put anything together until the eighth inning, when three players singled and scored, thanks in part to a series of wild pitches. Kerry Jenkins went 3-for-4 for half of the Bears hits.

Randy Hamrick took the loss, dropping to 0-2 after allowing six earned runs on seven hits and five walks over four and a third innings. Miles Reagan started strong, but his final line read three earned runs allowed in two innings. Drew Zizinia gave up a pair of runs in an inning and two thirds. Sammy De Los Santos retired three consecutive batters, after allowing a lead-off single, in his only inning of work.

The Bears and Hawks meet for game two of the three game series at Yakima County Stadium Saturday night. First pitch is set for 7:05, with a pair of right-handed pitchers going against each other. It's expected to be Brad Wilson for the Bears and Ben Wells for the Hawks.

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