The Bellingham Bells (2-2) out hit the Yakima Valley Pippins (2-2) 12 to 4 on Monday night at Yakima County Stadium. But the Pippins outscored Bellingham 4-2 to pick up their second win of the season.
Bellingham starter Jimmy Boyce (0-1) tossed six innings allowing 4 hits and four runs, fanning five to earn the loss.
Bellingham trailed 2-0 heading into the top half of the fifth. With one out Austin Pinorini and Austin Shenton singled back to back to put runners on first and second. After a Kody Hoese popped out, Max Flower delivered an RBI single, bringing home Pinorini and pulling Bellingham to within one.
Following a two run sixth inning for Yakima Valley, Bellingham got one back in the seventh. The bases loaded the bases thanks to a Pinorini single, Shenton double and Hoese walk. Flower then earned his second RBI of the day singling home the runner. But Bellingham would get no closer than 4-2.
Squalicum graduate Connor Sage pitched the final two frames, striking out two batters and not allowing a run.
Bellingham returns to the field tomorrow against the Yakima Valley Pippins. First pitch will be thrown a 7:05, with pre-game coverage starting at 6:45 with Tom Prizeman on mixlr.com/bellinghambells.
The Bells return home on Thursday, June 8th against the Corvallis Knights. To purchase tickets visit http://bellinghambells.com/home/ or call (367) 527-1035.