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Bells, WCL Unveil 2011 Schedule

11/01/2010 1:45 PM The Bellingham Bells will open their West Coast League baseball season June 3 at Joe Martin Field in the first of three consecutive games against the Kelowna Falcons. The 2011 season will be the Bells’ 13th since reforming in 1999 and Bellingham’s seventh as an original member of the WCL.

The extended West Coast League (WCL) schedule includes 54 games, six more than the 2010 slate, with 27 of those being home games. Bellingham first takes to the road on June 13 to open a seven-game swing through Kitsap, Bend, and Corvallis.

The Bells play the expansion Klamath Falls (Ore.) Gems for the first time on June 24 at Kiger Stadium before the Gems make their first trip to Joe Martin Field for a three-game set starting on June 30.

Bellingham won’t get its first crack at back-to-back defending WCL champions Wenatchee until July 30 when the Applesox make their only trip of the season to Joe Martin Field for three games. The Bells make their only trip to Wenatchee August 5-7 as part of a six-game road trip to Wenatchee and Kelowna to wrap up the 2011 regular season.

After a two-year hiatus, WCL owners voted to bring back the All-Star/Prospect Game for the 2011 season. The event is scheduled for July 26 and will be hosted by the Corvallis Knights at Goss Stadium. The league previously held all-star games in Wenatchee (2006), Bellingham (2007), and Moses Lake (2008).

The Bells have also adjusted game times for the 2011 season with all games beginning at 7:05 p.m. with the exception of Sunday games which will start at 6:05 p.m. Select game times may be adjusted once the promotional schedule is finalized.

The nine-team WCL includes the Bellingham Bells, Bend Elks, Corvallis Knights, Cowlitz Black Bears, Kelowna Falcons, Kitsap BlueJackets, Klamath Falls Gems, Walla Walla Sweets, and Wenatchee Applesox.

Individuals and companies with inquiries about season tickets, corporate sponsorship opportunities, or other information are encouraged to contact the Bellingham Bells offices at (360) 527-1035, or via email at bells@bellinghambells.com.

About the Bellingham Bells
The Bellingham Bells are a professionally operated collegiate summer baseball team in the West Coast League striving to provide their fans, sponsors, and partners with the very best in competitive baseball and affordable entertainment in a family-friendly atmosphere. The team is comprised of college baseball players from across the country. In recent years, the Bells have helped produce a number of major leaguers including Jeff Francis of the 2007 National League Champion Colorado Rockies and Whatcom County natives Ty Taubenheim and Kevin Richardson.


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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