The Bellingham Bells (12-7) scored the final seven runs to defeat the Corvallis Knights (12-7) 8-2 on Friday night at Goss Stadium in Corvallis.
The win gives the Bells sole possession of first place in the first half Northern Division standings, 1 game in front of the Kelowna Falcons.
The Bells scored in the first on a home run from Austin Shenton, his third of the season, to take a 1-0 lead.
Following a two run bottom half of the third; the Bells responded in the top half of the fourth. Kyle Stowers smashed a double, and came into score on a Shane Hanon single. Hanon would give the Bells the lead for good, scoring on a Reagan Teegarden single. Bellingham led 3-2 after three and half.
Bellingham put the game out of the reach in the sixth and seventh, scoring five runs on a several Corvallis miscues and RBIs for Dean Lawson and Colin Ridley. Bellingham carried an 8-2 lead into the later innings.
Zack Noll earned the start, tossing three innings allowing two runs on four hits while striking out three. The University of Oregon lefty did not factor in the decision.
Jimmy Boyce (2-1) earned the win, dealing four innings of scoreless baseball, fanning two to earn his second win of the season.
Luke Manuel and Zach Grech closed the game out for Bellingham, pitching the final two innings and not allowing a run to cross.
Bellingham is back in action tomorrow at Corvallis, first pitch is set for 7:15. Tune in on the Bells Radio Network with Tom Prizeman, online at network1sports.com/station/kbai
The Bells return home on Tuesday, June 27th against the Everett Merchants. To purchase tickets visit http://bellinghambells.com/home/ or call (367) 527-1035.