BOISE, Idaho -- Garrett Weber went 3-for-4 with the go-ahead RBI single in the sixth inning, lifting the Yakima Bears to a 4-0 victory over the Boise Hawks Thursday Night at Memorial Stadium.
Locked in a scoreless tie in the sixth, starter Austin Reed walked two men with two out, with reliever Jin-Young Kim serving up a 1-1 change-up to Weber, who lined a single through the left side to score the eventual winning run.
Zach Jones added a two-run homer off Kim in the eighth, with Carter Bell pushing the margin to 4-0 in the ninth with a sacrifice fly.
Alex Capaul and three relievers combined on a six-hit shutout, the first by Yakima this season. Boise managed just one runner to third base on the night.
The loss was the tenth by the Hawks in their last 12 games and their sixth-straight defeat, eliminating the team from first-half postseason contention in the Northwest League East Division.
Bell added two hits in the win for the Bears, while Zeke DeVoss went 2-for-4 for Boise.
Game 2 of the series is tomorrow night, with Willengton Cruz meeting John Pedrotty at 7:15 p.m.
NOTES - Boise manager Mark Johnson was ejected in the ninth inning by plate umpire Derrick Eaton.