Yakima Crushes Everett, 15-7Posted: Updated:
YAKIMA, Wash. - After allowing three runs to open up the game, the Yakima Bears (12-14) piled on nine runs in the bottom of the first inning and went on to defeat the Everett AquaSox (18-8) 15-7 in front of 1,847 fans at County Stadium Wednesday night.
Yakima took advantage of center fielder Ryan Royster's error in the first, tallying seven unearned runs in the frame. The inning was highlighted offensively by a Michael Weber two-run double and a Westley Moss steal of home.
Henry Zabala provided the Bears with some insurance with a three-run home run in the fifth inning, his third of the season. Yakima later added three more in the seventh on a Moss two-run triple and a wild pitch.
Keith Cantwell (3-1) pitched two hitless innings in relief, striking out four and walking zero to earn the win. Yoervis Medina (1-2) took the loss, going just 2/3 of an inning, giving up nine runs - two earned - on seven hits while walking two.
Moss finished the night 3-for-5 with a triple, two RBI, two runs and two stolen bases. Raoul Torrez also went 3-for-5 with an RBI, two runs and two stolen bases.
The big first inning matched the Bears season-high in runs for an entire game.
Yakima's bullpen continues to impress, as the middle relief of Cantwell, Eury De La Rosa and Greg Robinson combined for five innings of no-hit ball.
The Bears and AquaSox will be back at it Thursday night at 7:05 for game three of the five-game series. Miguel Pena (0-3, 5.75) is scheduled to make the start for Yakima against Anthony Fernandez (3-1, 3.25) for Everett.
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.