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Bells Cannot Overcome Slow Start: Fall to Applesox

07/10/2018 9:04 PM

The Bellingham Bells gave up a three-run homer in the bottom of the first inning to Jacob Prater to give the Applesox the 3-1 lead and they never looked back as the Bells fall 6-2 in the series opener.

The Bells struck first scoring a run in the top of the first inning after back to back by Wenatchee. 

It did not take long for the Applesox to take the lead after back-to-back walks with two outs in the bottom of the first set the table for Prater's three-run shot. 

Bellingham would cut the lead to one after a sacrifice fly by Ernie Yake in the second inning but the Applesox came right back in the bottom of the second with a run to extend the lead to 4-2 and added two more on in the third inning to make it 6-2. 

Hunter Boyd was the starter for the Applesox and he boasted his best performance of the year. He lasted six innings allowing just two runs on five hits while striking out seven and getting the win.

All-Star, Taylor Davis, who started for the Bells was roughed up allowing six runs (five earned) through three innings tonight. 

The bullpen for the Bells was strong as Chris Micheles, Trevor DeLaite and Theron Kay combined for five shutout innings and gave the Bells a chance.

Matt McLain recorded his first hit as a Bell with a single to right in the eighth inning.

Bellingham will look to rebound tomorrow night as they take on the Applesox again at 7:05.

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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Joe Martin Field 

1220 Civic Field Way 

Bellingham, WA 98229

(360) 527-1035