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Huge Second, Great Outing from Gutierrez Leads Bears to 9-2 Win

September 5, 2010 - Northwest League (NWL) - Yakima Bears News Release

BOISE, Idaho - The Yakima Bears (43-33) exploded for six runs in the second inning to defeat the Boise Hawks (34-42) 9-2 in the regular season finale in front of 2,862 fans at Memorial Stadium Sunday night.

Michael Weber led off the big second inning with a solo home run, his fourth of the season. The next five runs came with two outs, thanks to two-run singles from Yazy Arbelo and Raywilly Gomez, and an RBI double from Henry Zabala.

Teo Gutierrez (2-0) pitched six innings, allowing just an unearned run while striking out four to earn the win. Juan Serrano (5-4) went 1 2/3 innings, giving up seven runs on five hits to suffer the loss.

The Bears finished the regular season 10 games over the .500 mark and are heading to the postseason for the first time since 2000.

Yakima will return home Monday night at 7:05 for game one of the NWL East Divisional Playoffs against Spokane. Miguel Peña (4-6, 3.45 ERA) is scheduled to pitch for the Bears against Ben Henry (4-4, 5.88 ERA) for the Indians.

Single-game and playoff tickets for game one against the Spokane Indians are on sale now at the downtown Bears office at 17 N. 3rd Street, Suite 101 and online at yakimabears.com. You can catch every Bears game all season long on 1460 AM KUTI or listen online at yakimabears.com.

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