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Bells, Falcons Exchange Shutouts

06/21/2010 8:03 PMKelowna, B.C. – Making up a rained out game from opening weekend in Bellingham, the Kelowna Falcons and Bellingham Bells met for a pair of games Monday, June 21, at Elks Stadium. James Wise took the mound for Bellingham in game one and threw a complete game shutout at the Bells picked up a 5-0 win—Bellingham later fell in game two 1-0.


In their first trip to British Columbia since the 2008 season, the Bells wasted little time turning Elks Stadium into their home field. The Bells scored four runs on three hits and three Kelowna errors in the bottom of the first inning and Wise cruised to the seven-inning, complete game victory. Wise struck out seven batters and scattered six hits during his time on the mound in earning his first win of the 2010 West Coast League season.

Brady Locker drove in Bellingham’s first run of the game and led the way for the Bells with a 2-for-2 performance including one run and a pair of runs batted in. Third baseman Ben Ruff also had two hits in the contest for Bellingham.

Bellingham added another run in the third inning of game one on a sacrifice fly by Locker that drove in Chris Sturdivant.

In the second game of the double header, Kelowna’s pitching staff returned the favor, garnering a seven-inning shut out of the Bells as Bellingham fell 1-0.

The Falcons jumped out to the early lead with the game’s lone run in the home half of the first inning. Bellingham managed to collect just four hits in the loss that was credited to Bells starter Tony Bryant despite throwing a quality start. Bryant allowed just five hits and struck out a pair of batters in his six innings on the hill.

Bellingham and Kelowna return to the Elks Stadium Tuesday, June 22, with game two of the regularly schedule three-game series slated to start at 7:05 p.m. Fans can catch all the action online at www.BellinghamBells.com.

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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