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Bells Open WCL Playoffs in Kelowna Tonight

August 10, 2018

Bellingham opens up the West Coast League playoffs tonight in Kelowna. The Bells and Falcons play the opener of their best-of-three North Divisional Series at Elks Stadium. Games two and three (if necessary) will be at Joe Martin Field in Bellingham Saturday and Sunday.

Bellingham (35-19) posted the best records in the both the first and second half of the season in the WCL's North Division. Kelowna (28-26) advanced to the playoffs for the third time in the past four seasons with an 11-3 victory over Wenatchee on the final day of the regular season.

Bellingham and Kelowna split their season series with 3 wins each. The squads went 1-and-1 at Elks Stadium to open the season and 2-and-2 during the final four regular season games at Joe Martin Field.  

Tonight's first pitch is set for 6:35 pm. Justin Armbruester (2-1; 1.37 ERA) is scheduled to go to the mound for the Bells versus Jared Akin (4-4; 5.32 ERA) for the Falcons. According to the Bells Facebook page there is a viewing party for game 1 at the Buffalo Wild Wings at Bellis Fair Mall beginning at 6:00pm. 

 - Doug Lange ​

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