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Bells Lose 10-7 on Kelowna Comeback

07/24/2011 12:05 AMThe Kelowna Falcons scored nine unanswered runs Saturday night, rallying to beat the Bells 10-7 and take game two of the three-game series.

The Bells got off to a very promising start, taking a quick 4-0 lead after the first inning. With one out, Kai Hatch singled and Derek Atkinson walked, setting the stage for a two-run double for Ben Grubb, who pushed his team-leading RBI total to 16. After a Michael Aquino walk, Grubb scored on an RBI single by Danny Poplawski. Aquino scored the last run of the inning on a Jerry McClanahan sacrifice fly.

Kelowna got on the board with an unearned run in the bottom of the first inning, making it a 4-1 ballgame. Bellingham would take a 7-1 lead after Eric Lane scored on a double steal in the second inning and Hatch ripped a two-run single in the fourth.

However, Kelowna put together a big rally in the bottom half of the fourth, scoring six runs to tie the game. Kyle Pearson led off the inning with a double and scored on a wild pitch, shortly before Dillon Bryant crossed the plate on a bases-loaded walk. Though Nick Colwell hit into a double play with the bases loaded, Kelly Norris-Jones scored on the play. Pearson singled in a run to complete the comeback.

Kelowna continued their hot hitting in the sixth, getting RBI singles from Greg Freisen and Kyle Pearson to take a two-run lead.  The Falcons pulled off a successful double steal of their own in the seventh inning, making it 10-7 on what would be the last run of the game.

The rubber match of the three-game set will begin at 5:15 p.m. Sunday in Kelowna.

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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1220 Civic Field Way 

Bellingham, WA 98229

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