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Bells vs. Sweets in Home Opener Tonight
June 4, 2018
After a win, a loss and a rainout to open their West Coast League season, the Bellingham Bells are back at home. The Bells will play Walla Walla tonight at Joe Martin Field in the home opener.
Bellingham split the first two games of the year in a road match-up versus the Kelowna Falcons over the weekend. The Bells lost 5-to-4 Friday and bounced backed or an 8-2 win on Saturday. Sunday's game was rained out and is expected to be made up later in the season.
Walla Walla comes in with a 1-and-2 record after dropping their season opening series at the Yakima Valley Pippins this weekend.
Part of the opening day festivities at Joe Martin Field include the Bells partnering with Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington.
Make-A-Wish recipient JT will help kick off the season for the Bells at the 2018 season opener on Monday, June 4th, throwing out the first pitch in front of what is expected to be a sell-out crowd. JT will also spend the game in the dugout serving as the home team’s bat boy and hanging out with players and coaches.
Six-year-old JT received his wish to visit his favorite theme park in February. His family describes his wish as a refreshing break from hospitals and treatments. It gave them time to focus on being a family while JT is feeling healthy.
“Every Make-A-Wish child is a hero,” said Shane Kussman, JT’s wish-granting volunteer. “His spark for life and love for his family is just so awesome. His wish—and now this opportunity with the Bells—takes his mind off all of the medical appointments and surgeries and let him focus on something fun.
Will Smith is listed by the WCL as the probable starter for Bellingham. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35pm. You can catch the game on video stream at http://live.golivebroadcasts.com. or audio stream at http://mixlr.com/bellinghambells/events/
- Doug Lange
*Make a Wish information in story via Bellingham Bells press release