After the Bells (1-1) jumped ahead 1-0 lead in the home-half of the third inning, Kitsap (1-1) tallied one run in the fourth, three more in the fifth and another in the sixth to take a lead it would not relinquish.
The BlueJackets benefited from seven stolen bases, including four by Chris Escobar, to constantly keep Bells pitchers on their heels with runners in scoring position.
Brady Locker led the Bells with a 3-for-4 performance at the plate that included a pair of doubles. Out of the bullpen, Ray Hanson and Garrett DeRooy combined to pitch 3 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball for
Kyle Hammon threw six innings for Kitsap to earn the victory while Kelly Contantini faced three batters in the bottom of the ninth to garner the save.
The Bells wrap up their current three-game set with the BlueJackets on Sunday. First pitch is slated for 4 p.m.