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YAKIMA, Wash. - The Yakima Bears pitched their first shutout of the year, breaking the game open with a four-run fourth inning in 6-0 win over the Everett AquaSox at Yakima County Stadium.
Chase Christianson earned the win with seven outstanding innings, giving up just four hits and no runs with seven strikeouts. Daniel Vasquez retired all six batters he faced in relief.
The Bears defense put the pitching staff in position for a shutout in the first with a terrific relay to save a run. Evan Frey cleanly played a double by Gregory Halman off the right-centerfield wall, firing to Jo Jo Batten who relayed a one-hop throw to Konrad Schmidt at the plate to cut down Edilio Colina attempting to score from first.
The Bears scored in the first on Ed Easley's single to left, with Frey coming in from second on a boble in left by Everett's Jermaine Brock. The Bears made it 2-0 the next inning on an RBI groundout by Shane Byrne.
Yakima went ahead comfortably in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Mark Hallberg, an RBI single by Ramon Ramirez, and a tw0-run double to right-centerfield by Aaron Hanke.The Bears host the AquaSox in Game Three of the five-game series, with Bryant Thompson on the mound for Yakima at 7:05 p.m.