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Bells Drop Game Two in Wenatchee

07/13/2019 9:17 PM

 The Bellingham Bells were defeated, 10-8, in game two of their series against the Wenatchee AppleSox Saturday night at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium. 


It was a back-and-forth game that was decided by a three-run Wenatchee homerun in the bottom of the seventh inning. 


The AppleSox started the scoring early with runs in the first and second innings to take a 2-0 lead before the Bells tied things in the top of the third. 


Jake Gentry led off with his first hit as a Bell, a solo homerun over the wall in right, before Guthrie Morrison walked and scored on a Jordan Vujovich ground ball to second, making it 2-2. 


The AppleSox plated another run in the bottom of the third to take a 3-2 lead before the Bells erupted for four runs in their half of the fourth to charge right back. 


Cole Hinkelman led off with a single, which Derek Marshall backed up with a two-run homerun over the right field wall to take a 4-3 lead. Then, Troy Viola doubled and Danny Martin singled, putting runners on the corners for Gentry, who doubled to left scoring Viola. Ahead 5-3, Morrison scored Martin with a sacrifice-fly to take a 6-3 lead into the bottom of the inning. 


Unfortunately for the Bells, Wenatchee answered with four run in the bottom of the inning to regain their lead, this time at 7-6. 


After a scoreless fifth, the Bells responded with two runs in the sixth to take another lead. Viola and Martin started the inning with singles, and Morrison then scored Viola with a groundball to short. Collin Burns then plated Martin with a sacrifice-fly to left to make it 8-7. 


Wenatchee cranked a three-run homerun in the bottom of the seventh, though, that proved to win the game, 10-8. 


The teams will face off in the series finale at 5:35 on Sunday at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium.

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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