BOISE, ID - The Bears scored seven unanswered runs from the fifth inning on, and Joe Ayers hit his first professional homerun, but it was not enough to avoid a sweep by the Hawks as Boise beat Yakima 11-9.
Down 11-2 in the fifth, Ayers hit a two-run homerun to left field. The Bears scored another on a base hit by Shane Byrne and an error in the sixth. Then the Bears scored four times in the seventh on an error, an RBI single by Ed Easley, a bases-loaded hit-by-pitch to Miguel Rodriquez, and a sacrifice fly from Ramon Ramirez.
Easley gave the Bears the lead in the first with a solo homerun. However, Marquez Smith knocked out a three-run homerun in the bottom of the inning for the Hawks.
Boise broke it open with four runs in both the third and fourth innings. Mark Sawyer's three-run double was the big hit of the fourth, making it 11-2 at the time. Sawyer finished 4-4 with four RBI's. Steve Clevenger also had a four hit night for the Hawks with two runs and two RBI's.
Jhoan Pimental went 2-2 and scored three runs on his 18th birthday for Yakima. Daniel Vasquez pitched three innings of scoreless relief. Jason Neighborgall also did not allow a run in an inning of work.