YAKIMA – Matt Helm’s single drove in Tyrell Worthington in the bottom of the 12th inning Monday to give the Yakima Bears a 4-3 win over the Spokane Indians.
Tim Sherlock led off the 12th for Yakima with a single to left field. Worthington came in as a pinch runner, and was sacrificed to second base. After Gerson Montilla flew out, Helm delivered his game-winning hit.
Spokane missed out on chances in the 11th inning. Jason Ogata led off with a single and stole second base. After Jared Prince struck out swinging, Tomas Telis’ single advanced Ogata to third with one out. Zach Zaneski then grounded into a double play.
Chris Matlock (1-6) took the loss for the Indians, allowing one run on two hits in 2 2/3 innings.
Spokane’s first run came in the third inning on Denny Duron’s sacrifice fly. In the fifth inning, the Indians tacked on two more runs. With two on and two out, Duron struck out swinging but ended up on third on Yakima catcher Tyson Van Winkle’s throwing error.
Spokane opens a three-game set against the Hawks in Boise tonight at 6:15.
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