The Bells playoff offense was on display in game one of the final regular season series against Walla Walla on Monday, Aug. 6, at Joe Martin Field. Bellingham had a season high in hits, 20, and runs, 15, on the way to their 31st victory of the year, 15-4.
The Bells started the scoring early, exploding for six runs in the first inning. Bellingham scored runs in the first four innings, including four in the fourth inning.
Five Bell’s players had three hits or more on the night. Centerfielder Jonny Locher was 3-5 with three RBI’s on a pair of doubles; Andrew Ely had three RBI on three singles; Kai Hatch went 3-4; Rouric Bridgewater played in the outfield for the first time all season, driving in two runs and going 3-4; the big offensive night was from infielder Johnny Farrington who had his second four hit game of the year against Walla Walla. He was 4-5 with two RBI’s and a run scored.
The run support was certainly plenty for Bell’s ace Adam Gunn on the mound. Gunn got the win in his final regular season start, tossing five innings, while allowing four hits, no runs, and striking out seven. The win improved his record to 5-0 this year and dropped his season ERA to 0.67.
The Bells return to action tonight in game two of the series, first pitch from Joe Martin Field is set for 7:05.