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Bells fall to Sweets

07/15/2016 8:54 PM

The Bells fell to the Walla Walla Sweets on Friday night, losing 6-3.

The Sweets struck first in the 2nd. The inning started with Nick Nyquist getting hit by a pitch and Cole Rutherford singled to right after that, giving Walla Walla runners on 1st and 2nd. Patrick Chung then hit a double in the right center gap to score Nyquist from second giving Walla Walla the first run of the game. Jordan Myrow then followed with a bunt single to score Rutherford from third, and the game headed to the 3rd with the score 2-0 Sweets.

The Bells struck for a run of their own in the 6th. Back to back singles from Landon Riker and Andru Cardenas gave the Bells runners on 1st and 3rd and a double play allowed Riker to score from 3rd and the game moved to the seventh with the score 2-1 Sweets.

Walla Walla then put up some more runs in the 7th. After the first two batters were put out Connor Doyle got things started with a double, and after a walk to Chris McCready gave the Sweets runners on 1st and 2nd, Coby Kauhaahaa delivered with a RBI single to left. Willie MacIver then roped a 2 RBI triple to right field and later scored on a passed ball to make the score 6-1 Sweets.

The Bells then put together a rally in the ninth that fell short. Danny Casals and Chase Strumpf both reached via walks and after a fielder’s choice there were runners on 1st and 3rd. Jake Vieth then singled through the 6 hole to score Casals. Matt DiLeo then followed with a single down the line in left that scored David Banuelos making the score 6-3 Sweets. The Bells then had the tying run at the plate twice but failed to finish the comeback.

On a more positive note for the Bells Joey Matulovich had a great start. He went 6.2 innings while allowing only 6 hits and 2 runs, and striking out 7.

The Bells take the field again tomorrow Saturday July 16th for their second game of the three game series against the Walla Walla Sweets at 7:05.  Pre-game coverage starts at 6:35 on 930 AM KBAI with Tom Prizeman. To purchase tickets visit http://bellinghambells.com/home/ or call (367) 527-1035.


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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Joe Martin Field 

1220 Civic Field Way 

Bellingham, WA 98229

(360) 527-1035