Travis Anderson’s four-hit day helped the Bellingham Bells complete their series sweep of the Walla Walla Sweets on Sunday, Aug. 1 in West Coast League action. The 10-6 victory was Bellingham’s fifth straight and secured the franchises first winning season since joining the WCL.
Anderson started off his day with a run-scoring single in the second inning to give Bellingham the early lead. One inning later, Anderson hit a sacrifice fly to center field to plate Brady Locker from third base. Anderson’s day continued with a leadoff single in the sixth inning, a three-run home run in the seventh and another single in the eighth. He finished the game with four hits in four at-bats with two runs scored and 5 RBI.
But Anderson was not alone at the plate as the Bells collected 14 more hits for a three-game series total of 40 hits against the Sweets. In addition to Anderson’s four-hit performance, Junnior Dishmey-Perez had three hits while Locker, Ben Grubb, and Chris Sturdivant each had two hits.
The Bells only gave up five hits in the game, as Scott Griggs, Mitch Ludtke, and John Volk combined to pitch Bellingham to the series sweep. Griggs tossed 4 2/3 innings in which he struck out seven batters and allowed five runs—four earned. He gave way to Ludtke, who picked up the win after throwing 3 1/3 innings of two-hit, one-run baseball. Volk finished the game by striking out three batters in the ninth inning.
Bellingham finished the road portion of its 2010 season with a 13-11 record. The Bells now have two off days before returning to action on Wednesday, Aug. 4 against Portland at Joe Martin Field. Bellingham wraps up the 2010 regular season with a pair of games against the Kitsap BlueJackets on Friday (Aug. 6) and Saturday (Aug. 7). Game time for Bellingham’s remaining three home games is set for 6:35 p.m. with fireworks scheduled to follow Saturday’s season finale.
For more information about getting tickets to any of Bellingham’s final three regular season games, contact the Bells Ticket Office at 527-1035 or visit www.BellinghamBells.com.