Bears clinch playoff spot for final season in Yakima

Bears clinch playoff spot for final season in Yakima
BOISE, Idaho -- Ladies and gentlemen, your first half division champion Yakima Bears. An 8-4 win on the road clinched a playoff spot for the Bears in what will be the team's final season in Yakima.

The Pride of Prosser, Kellen Moore, was on hand for the clincher as the Boise State star is bound for the NFL.

A wild pitch in the first frame by the Hawks provided a gift run for the Bears. Daniel Poma scampers home to tally the game's first digit. The Bears scored again in the first when Shaun Cooper singled with two outs to score Kevin Medrano. The Bears led 2-1 after the first inning.

Medrano had a big game for the Bears going 3 for 5 at the plate with 3 RBI and a run scored.

After trailing 4 -2 after three innings, the Bears responded by adding a run the fourth to tie and another in the fifth to reclaim the lead the team never relinquished. The Bears blew the game open with 2 runs in both the sixth and seventh innings.

Alexander Carreras got the win on the mound to bring his record to 5-2. Hayden Simpson took the loss for Boise.

Gloska Amayar provided one of the bright spots for the Hawks with a solo home run in the bottom of the first.

The win clinched the first half title and an invite to the Northwest League playoffs in September.