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Rally Forces Extra Innings, But Bears Fall in 12

August 5, 2011 - Northwest League (NWL) - Yakima Bears News Release

The Yakima Bears suffered a 12-inning 7-3 loss to the Everett Aquasox Thursday night at Yakima County Stadium. The Bears still lead the five-game series 2-1.

There was no scoring in the first seven innings of the game, as Bears starter Brad Wilson tossed five scoreless innings to begin the game.

After two shutout innings from Teo Gutierrez, he allowed two runs in the top of the eighth inning, which was his final inning of the night.

The Bears got one run back in the home half of the eighth inning, as Steve Rodriguez reached on a double and scored on a Westley Moss single.

Bears reliever Justin Albert gave up a run in the top of the ninth, but the Bears were able to rally in the bottom half. Garrett Weber and Marc Bourgeois singled on first pitch swings and then advanced on a sacrifice bunt by Carter Bell. Both runners scored on a single from Justin Hilt. An error and a stolen base advanced Hilt to third base with only one out, but he was stranded - one of 11 runners left of base by the Bears.

The Aquasox left 20 runners on base in the game, but they plated four runs in the twelfth that were the difference. After the bases were loaded with one out, pinch hitter Nathan Melendres tripled to score three runs, and then he scored on a single to put the Aquasox up by the final score of 7-3.

The loss went on Randy Hamrick, who fell to 0-5 in the Northwest League, as he allowed four earned runs in only one third of an inning.

The Bears were outhit 16-11, with two players finishing with three hits for the Bears. Moss went 3-for-5 with a walk and a RBI, while Weber went 3-for-6 with a run.

The Bears and Aquasox play game four of the series at 7:05 Friday night at Yakima County Stadium. The projected starting pitchers are both right-handers, Yiomar Camacho for the Bears and Stephen Landazuri for the Aquasox.

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