The loss was the second in as many nights for the Bellingham Bells as their record fell to 5-5. Tyrell Poggemeyer (0-2) got the start for the Bells, but was tagged with the loss after two defensive errors allowed three runs to score in the third inning. Poggemeyer cruised through the first two innings before a walk and back-to-back errors put the Black Bears on top. Cowlitz later added single runs in the fourth and sixth innings.
Bellingham had just two hits on the night as Junnior Dishmey-Perez collected a two-out single in the first inning. Cowlitz then retired the next 13 batters in order before walking catcher Jeff Calhoon. Brady Locker picked up the Bells’ lone other hit in the ninth.
“We weren’t very aggressive at the plate and we had two crucial errors,” Bells head coach Kevin Matthews said. “With that combination you’re not going to win too many games. We’re in the middle of a nine-game road trip and our guys have to forget about tonight and get ready for tomorrow against Wenatchee.”
The Bells continue their nine-game road trip Friday as they open a three-game series against the defending West Coast League champion Wenatchee Applesox at Paul Thomas Sr. Field. First pitch for Friday’s game is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. and all the action can be heard live online at www.BellinghamBells.com.