BELLINGHAM, Wash.– A first-inning Bells error allowed the Corvallis to plate three unearned runs and left Bellingham in a hole it could not climb out of as the Knights took game two 3-2 on Wednesday, July 29, at Joe Martin Field.
Don Cherry led off the game by reaching base on a Bells error and scored three batters later on Taylor Ard’s only hit of the contest. Adam Melker followed Ard’s run-scoring single with a two-out, two-run homerun to right field to give Corvallis a 3-0 edge.
The Bells kept Corvallis off the board throughout the remainder of the contest as starter Tyrell Poggemeyer pitched seven strong innings without allowing an earned run. Brandon Foster pitched the final two frames for Bellingham without giving up a hit.
Bellingham tried to come back, but fell short managing just single runs in each the third and seventh innings as its current losing streak reached nine games.
Despite two errors in the field, Trent Bridges led the way for Bellingham at the plate with two hits. Brady Locker scored Bellingham’s first run of the game and drove in pinch-hitting Tanner Leighton in the seventh on a RBI groundout.
The Bells and Knights continue their series on Thursday, July 30, at Joe Martin Field with first pitch of the series finale scheduled for 7 p.m.
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.