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Bells Hold on to Win Game Two in Kelowna

08/10/2019 10:18 PM

 The Bellingham Bells beat the Kelowna Falcons, 4-3, Saturday night at Elks stadium to clinch a series win.

The Bells received just enough run support to aid a stellar outing from starter Matt Henckel to secure the victory.

They plated their first run in the second inning when Troy Viola led off with a double and was scored by a Cole Hinkelman double to go ahead 1-0.

Henckel then held the Falcons scoreless until the Bells added two more runs in the fourth. Charlie Updegrave launched a sacrifice-fly to score Hinkelman for a 2-0 lead, and then Collin Burns singled in Ethan Smith to make it 3-0.

The Falcons scored for the first time in the fifth when Adam Sarafinchan singled in Colten Schaper-Kotter, making it 3-1.

Henckel finished the fifth, which was his final inning. He gave up one run on three hits, while walking two and striking out a season-high seven.

Burns put the Bells on the board again in the sixth, singling in Smith again to extend the lead to 4-1.

That’s how things remained until the bottom of the ninth when the Falcons loaded the bases against Bells reliever Jimmy Chatfield. He walked in two runs, but held on to secure a 4-3 win.

The teams will be back in action for the season finale tomorrow at 6:05 p.m. at Elks Stadium.



About the Bellingham Bells

The Bellingham Bells are a summer collegiate, wood bat baseball team and a member of the West Coast League.  During the months of June, July & August, the Bells compete in a 57-game season, playing home games at Joe Martin Field in Bellingham and traveling to compete with other WCL teams in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. The Bells strive to contribute to a strong and vibrant community through affordable, family-friendly entertainment. 

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1220 Civic Field Way 

Bellingham, WA 98229

(360) 527-1035