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BOISE, Idaho - The Yakima Bears (5-5) struck for the game's first runs in the top of the tenth inning on a pinch-hit, two-run double off the bat of Jorge Corniel, only to see the lead evaporate as the Boise Hawks (3-7) rallied for three runs in the bottom half to beat the Bears in walk-off fashion 3-2 at Memorial Stadium Monday night.
The two clubs combined for 18 total innings pitched of scoreless ball before the floodgates opened in the tenth, Ryan Sontag (1-0) earned the win for the Hawks while Brian Budrow (0-1) took the loss.
Starting pitcher Brad Gemberling tossed four solid innings of shutout ball, allowing just three hits while striking out two.
Short stop Brent Greer went 2-for-3 with a run scored. Tyson Van Winkle and Clayton Conner stole their third and second bases of the season, respectively.
With the loss, the Bears are now 0-2 in extra-inning games, having dropped the Father's Day affair to Spokane in ten innings on a walk-off suicide squeeze play.
Yakima and Boise are back at it Tuesday for the series finale at Memorial Stadium at 5:30 PDT, with right hander Rafael Quezada (0-2, 5.63 ERA) taking on right hander Jon Nagel (0-0, 1.50 ERA).
All 76 games can be heard on KUTI 1460 AM and are also available streaming via the internet at www.yakimabears.com.Yakima Bears single-game tickets, season tickets and seven new mini plans are on sale now at the new downtown Bears office at 17 N. 3rd Street, Suite 101 and online at yakimabears.com.