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Yakima Beats Everett, 7-3

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- Jimmy Principe went 3-4 with two runs and two RBI, and the Yakima Bears put pressure on the Everett AquaSox defense all night with five stolen bases in a 7-3 win Monday night at Yakima County Stadium.

            Down 3-0 in the fourth, the Bears tied the game on and RBI single by Principe, a sacrifice fly by Andrew Fie, and a perfectly executed double-steal to tie the game.  Joe Ayers took off for second on a delayed steal, and when catcher Travis Howell threw down to the shortstop Anthony Phillips, Principe broke for home from third and slid safely ahead of the throw.

            Yakima took the lead for good in the fifth on Ramon Castillo's two-out RBI single.  Principe followed with an RBI double to left-centerfield.  A wild pitch scored Castillo for a third run in the fifth to make it 6-3. 

Principe tripled to the left-centerfield wall in the seventh, finishing a homerun shy of the cycle.  He came in with the seventh Yakima run on an error.

Wade Miley earned his first professional win with two perfect innings of relief, including two strikeouts.  Jordan Meaker pitched a strong 2.1 innings of emergency relief, replacing the injured Amado Rosario.  He yielded one hit and struck out three, but Daniel Vasquez relieved him for the final out of the ninth with the bases loaded and tying run at the plate for the save.

The Bears host the AquaSox in the second of a five-game series Tuesday night, with T.J. Hose on the mound for Yakima at 7:05 p.m.

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