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Greene Garners Win in Debut with Bells

06/05/2010 9:57 PM The Bellingham Bells redeemed themselves after giving away opening night with a 5-3 victory Saturday against the visiting Kelowna Falcons. Cordell Greene threw seven shutout innings on Saturday night at Joe Martin Field and the Bells evened the series.

Greene used an impressive mix of pitches, most notably his fastball, to brush back opposing hitters. Although he allowed 10 hits, he kept the Falcons at bay by escaping situations with runners-on-board by letting his defense make plays for him. Greene walked three and struck out two during his time on the mound before giving way to the bullpen.

The bullpen surrendered three runs in the eighth, but J.J. McLeod came in and earned the save.

The Bellingham bats lit up early in the game similar to opening night, knocking in four runs in the first four innings, two of which came off a fourth inning, two-RBI double by second baseman Frank Desico. When the Bells back was against the wall with a narrow 4-3 lead in the eighth, it was returning outfielder Brady Locker who hit a sacrifice fly to bring home the insurance run.

The Bells conclude their opening weekend series Sunday afternoon at Joe Martin Field against Kelowna. Gates open at 1:00 p.m. and fans will be allowed on the field to play catch prior to the 2:05 p.m. first pitch. Tickets for Sunday’s game are still available by calling the Bells Ticket Office at 527-1035 or by visiting the ticket booth at Joe Martin Field beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.


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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Joe Martin Field 

1220 Civic Field Way 

Bellingham, WA 98229

(360) 527-1035