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Hanson Tosses Gem in Bells 3-1 Win

08/01/2009 8:58 PM

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – With the final fireworks show of the season scheduled for after the game, Ray Hanson and the Bellingham Bells provided some in-game sparks by taking the final game of their nine-game homestand 3-1 over the Kitsap BlueJackets.


Hanson tossed an eight-inning gem Saturday, Aug. 1, allowing just four hits while striking out six to move his record to 3-0 on the season.


The game was scoreless through the first five and a half innings before the Bells put a run on the board on a Beau Brett run-scoring single in the sixth. Bellingham added single runs in the seventh and eighth innings to make it 3-0.


Tanner Leighton put the Bells up by two in the seventh. He was walked to lead off the inning and Rhett Fenton drove him home with his third hit of the contest. Brady Locker stole home in the eighth after being hit by a pitch to score Bellingham’s final run of the contest.


Bellingham had to face an army of Kitsap pitchers throughout the night as the BlueJackets ran seven pitchers out to the mound including four alone in the sixth inning.


The Bells, however, stuck with Hanson until the ninth when he turned the ball over the Seth Harvey. The Bells’ closer gave up a two-out run to the BlueJackets, but still picked up his 10th save of the season.


The Bells travel to Kitsap Sunday, Aug. 2, to play the last leg of their three-game set against the BlueJackets. Bellingham returns home Tuesday, Aug. 4, after an off day on Monday to open its final homestand of the 2009 season.

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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