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Sloppy Hawks Defense Give Away Game to Bears

September 4, 2010 - Northwest League (NWL) - Yakima Bears News Release

BOISE, Idaho - The Yakima Bears (42-33) capitalized on five errors to edge the Boise Hawks (34-41) 3-2 in front of 2,812 fans at Memorial Stadium Saturday night.

With a tie ballgame in the top of the seventh the highlight of the game occurred: With runners on second and third Mike Freeman hit a fly ball into right center that was caught by Jesus Morelli, and both Torrez and Moss - from second base - came in to score on the sacrifice fly to put the Bears ahead 3-1.

Brad Wilson (3-3) pitched six innings, allowing a run on four hits to earn the victory. Wilson didn't allow a runner until there was one in the third. Dustin Fitzgerald (2-4) worked four innings in relief, allowing two unearned runs to absorb the loss. All-Star Eury De La Rosa tossed the final two frames without allowing a base runner to capture his ninth save.

Freeman finished the game 0-for-5 to snap his 15-game hit streak, but the Bears second baseman did score a run, steal a base, and drive in two.

All three of the Bears' runs were unearned.

Yakima and Boise will meet Sunday night at 6:15 for the regular-season finale. Teo Gutierrez (1-0, 0.69 ERA) is slated to pitch for the Bears against Juan Serrano (5-3, 4.62 ERA) for the Hawks.

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 You can catch every Bears game all season long on 1460 AM KUTI or listen online at

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