The Bells (6-9) fell behind early after giving up three runs in the first inning and another in each the third fourth frames for a 5-0 deficit. But the home team never gave in, keeping the AppleSox (12-3) off the board for long enough to send the game into extra innings.
After pulling within one with two more runs in the seventh, the Bells were handed the game-tying run on a failed pickoff attempt at first base which ultimately resulted in two throwing errors to bring home the pinch-running Sam Richter.
“I’m proud of the way our guys kept their heads up and battled back,” said Bells head coach Brandon Newell. “We struggled to find any sort of rhythm at the plate tonight, but our pen did a nice job of keeping them off the board right up there those two costly walks in the end.”
Both bullpens looked strong in extra innings before the Bells walked Ashton Kent and Kyle Johnson to lead off the 12th.
Right-hander Alex Besaw started on the mound for the Bells. After allowing three runs in the first inning he regained his composure and threw six inning for
The Bells wrap up their four-game weekend homestand with an exhibition game Sunday, June 28, against the Everett Merchants.