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Bellingham Bells Season Ends with Loss to Kelowna
August 12, 2018
The Bellingham Bells season ended Sunday night as their rally came up a run short at Joe Martin Field. The Bells fell 7-to-6 to the Kelowna Falcons in deciding game 3 of the West Coast League Northern Divisional Series.
Kelowna jumped on Bells starter Nick Hull early with a 3-run home run from first baseman Dan Pruitt in the first inning. The Falcons added 4 more runs in the second. Pruitt went 3-for-3 on the night with the 3RBI's, 1 run scored and 1 walk.
Bellingham answered back with 5 runs in the bottom of the second inning and 1 run in the bottom of the 6th. The Bells stranded 11 runners on base in the loss.
Bells shortstop Ernie Yake went 3-for-5 with 2 RBI's and 1 run scored. Guthrie Morrison and Dusty Stroup each added 2 hits and 1 run scored.
Kelowna starter Trevor Brigden went five innings to pick up the victory. The right-hander out of Toronto gave up 6 runs on 9 hits while striking out 4 batters.
Bells middle reliever Chris Micheles (1-2; 2.33 ERA) suffered the loss. Trevor Delaite pitched 7 scoreless innings to give the Bells a shot at a rally. The righty gave up just 4 hits with 7 strikeouts.
Bellingham wraps up the 2018 season with a record of 36-and-21 after winning both he first and second-half of the North Division.
Kelowna (30-26) will host the Corvallis Knights (38-18) in the first game of the WCL Championship Series on Tuesday, August 14th.
- Doug Lange