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Bells Outlast Sweets in 16 Innings

07/04/2017 1:28 AM

16 pitchers. 11 errors. 36 runners left on base. 39 hits. 22 runs scored. 16 innings. There are many ways to describe the Bells 12-10 win over Walla Wala in 16 innings Monday night, but the numbers tell the story better than words can. 

Tristan Garnett earned the win, tossing three scoreless frames in the 13th, 14th and 15th, before giving way to Arman Sabouri, who earned the save, working a scoreless 16th.

Kyle Stowers scored in the top of the 16th inning on a Colin Ridley single, and Ridley crossed a key insurance run on a Kody Matthews single to give the Bells a 12-10 lead.

The game that saw runs scored in each of the first six innings, 17 runs in total between the two clubs in the first six frames, saw the teams score just 5 more runs in the final 11 innings, with each club scoring a run in 11th and Bellingham scoring the winning runs in the 16th. 

It was a game that will not be forgotten by those who saw or played in it, taking 5 hours and 33 minutes to play 16 innings, just one inning and nine minutes shy of the Bells' all time records for the longest game.

The teams will return to action Tuesday morning at 10:05 am for a Indepence Day matinee, less than 10 hours after the game one of the series was over. 



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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