News & Notes

Black Bears Late-Inning Onslaught Drowns Bend

Bend: June 29, 2012: Taking advantage of a series of Bend Elks errors, the Cowlitz Black Bears scored seven runs in the final two innings to pull away and win 9-3 Friday night. With the win, the Black Bears are now just a half game behind Bend for the final playoff spot in the WCL’s West division.
 
Austin Diemer (Cal State Fullerton) scored each of the Black Bears first two runs after leading off each inning with a double. Diemer finished with three hits, as did Ben Swinford (Cornell). A pivotal defensive play was made by Nick Paxton (Mt. Hood) when he threw a runner out at the plate in the fourth inning.
 
Leko Galusha (Lower Columbia) was excellent all night for the Black Bears, allowing only two runs, both of them unearned, in six and two thirds innings. The offensive breakout came after Galusha left the game, allowing Taylor Williams (Mt. Hood) to get the win after throwing one and a third scoreless innings.
 
Swinford had the only base hit in the Black Bears four-run eighth inning; three of the runs were unearned. Brian Frattali (Portland) had a sacrifice fly in the ninth and Tyler Madrid (Santa Ana) added a two-run double.
The Black Bears next appear at home this Sunday for a doubleheader against Bellingham that begins at 5:05 PM. It will be Best Care-Local Care Presents Kids Club and Senior Sundays. There will be a $2 discount for all seniors. Kids Club members get in for free and all kids get to run the bases after the game.

2012 Cowlitz Black Bears Ticket Packages are available by calling (360) 703-3195 or please visit us on-line at www.cowlitzblackbears.com

The Black Bears are members of the West Coast League, a nine-team, professional style wood-bat summer college league.  The WCL features pro prospects from major conferences across the country.  More than 120 WCL alums played affiliated professional baseball last season, and 14 ex-WCL stars played in the Major Leagues.  For more information on the league, visit www.westcoastleague.com.

Johnie Freatman
Broadcast/Media Relations Intern
 
MEDIA AND SALES CONTACT:
Grant Wilson   
General Manager
(360) 703-3195
gwilson@cowlitzblackbears.com
www.cowlitzblackbears.com
Follow us on Facebook!
 
2012 Ticket Packages Available Now!
 
Season Tickets - Buy Now!
Group Tickets - Buy Now!
Sponsorship Opportunities - Call (360) 442-1037
 
Cowlitz Black Bears Voted Top Sports Story of 2010!

Search Archive »

Browse by Year »

2014
2013
2012
2010
2009

Browse by Month »

December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
February 2013
January 2013
October 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009