Greene allowed just two runs on five hits during his eight innings on the hill. He also fanned six Sweets to improve his record to 2-1 while lowering his earned run average to 1.99. Greene handed the ball over to Bells utility man Ben Ruff, who went 0-for-4 in the contest, but earned the save with three strikeouts in his lone inning of work.
The Bells are slowing pulling their way out of the West Coast League cellar at the plate with 10 hits in Tuesday’s contest. Bellingham has struggled at the plate early in the season but has seen their overall team batting average climb over the last five games from well below the .200 mark to .221.
Wynton Bernard, Travis Anderson, and Charlie Markson led the way as each collected a pair of hits against Walla Walla.
Bellingham had the lead through five innings of play before the Sweets put two on the board in the sixth. But the Bells battled back to take the lead in the home half of the inning with a pair of runs of their own before adding two more in the seventh.
The same two teams return to Joe Martin Field for the rubber match of the series early on Wednesday, June 30 for a 12:35 p.m. game. Bellingham is schedule to send reigning West Coast League player of the week Cody Fassold to the mound for the Banner Bank Day Game.