Yakima Weathers Poor Defense, Early Deficit to Top DevilsPosted: Updated:
YAKIMA, Wash. - The Yakima Bears (8-9) overcame three errors and a 3-0 deficit to come back and defeat the Tri-City Dust Devils (8-8) 5-4 in front of 2,420 fans at County Stadium Sunday evening.
After falling behind 3-0, the Bears tallied two runs in the bottom of the third on back-to-back RBI singles from Raoul Torrez and Zach Walters.
In the bottom of the sixth inning Yakima completed the comeback with an Evan Button run-scoring double and a Michael Weber RBI fielder's choice to even the game at 4-4.
Following a Justin Hilt walk and stolen base in the seventh, the Bears took the lead on a Yazy Arbelo RBI double to right.
Keith Cantwell (2-1) pitched two innings to earn the victory, allowing one run on three hits. Craig Bennigson (0-1) allowed one run in one-plus inning to take the loss. Jake Hale tossed a scoreless ninth to earn his first save of the season and maintain his 0.00 ERA.
Torres finished the night as the only Bear with multiple hits, going 2-for-4 with a double and RBI.
For the second straight night, Yakima - the league's best defense - committed three errors.
The Bears and Dust Devils will meet for game two of the three-game series Monday night at 7:05. Enrique Burgos (0-0, 8.76) is set to pitch for Yakima against Parker Frazier (1-2, 11.32) for Tri-City.
Season tickets, mini plans, and single game tickets are on sale now at the downtown Bears office at 17 N. 3rd Street, Suite 101 and online at yakimabears.com.