Chris Pierce drove in Bellinghams lone run in the top of the third inning to give the Bells a 1-0 lead, but the Knights quickly responded with two runs in the bottom half of the frame to take a lead they would not relinquish. Corvallis added to its lead with another pair of runs in the seventh innings.
Bells starter Scott Griggs made his debut with the team after wrapping up play with UCLA in the NCAA College World Series. Griggs allowed two runs and suffered the loss in 3 1/3 innings on the mound. He gave up just one hit but struggled with his command resulting in four walks in the contest.
Corvallis was held to four hits in the game and was led by pitchers Matt Boyd, Nick Hoover, and Mitch Patito who combined to strike out 15 Bellingham batters.
The loss drops the Bells to 14-11 on the season while Corvallis extended its current win streak to seven games. Bellingham and Corvallis return to Goss Stadium on Sunday, July 4 for an afternoon affair set to begin at 1:35 p.m. Fans can catch all the action live at www.BellinghamBells.com.