The Bellingham Bells fell to Port Angeles Lefties 3-2 at Civic Field in Port Angeles Saturday Night.
The Bells comeback fell short in the ninth inning, as the Teal and Gray crossed two runs, and had the tying run on first base when Ryan Mendoza struck out to end the game.
In the ninth inning, Bellingham crossed two runs. Austin Pinorini walked and Austin Shenton singled to put two runners on. After Max Flower was retired, Kyle Stowers singled home Pinorini to cut the defecit to 3-1. Chase Illig came up as a pinch hitter, and hit into a fielders' choice to score Shention. Colin Ridley walked to bring up Mendoza who was a strikeout victim to end the game.
Port Angeles scraped across their third, and most important, run of the day in the 8th on a Benny Kaleiwahea RBI double.
Holden Powell earned the start for Bellingham and the 17 year old was sharp for the Bells, tossing five innings, allowing just two runs while fanning five. Powell was a tough luck loser, being tagged with his second loss of the summer, dropping his record to 4-2.
Wyatt Haccou was brilliant for Port Angeles, earning the win to improve to 4-2 on the year. Haccou pitched 6 scoreless innings, fanning seven Bells batters.
Tristan Garnett worked three innings of relief for Bellingham, surrendering just one run while striking out one.
Kyle Stowers led the way for Bellingham, going 2 for 3 at the plate with an RBI, while Brendan McClary, Dean Lawson and Austin Pinorini all had hits for the Bells.