The Bellingham Bells defeated the Wenatchee Applesox by a final score of 12-3 in the series finale on Sunday. The game was called after six innings due to rain. Due to WCL rules, this game counts as an official win despite being shortened.
Big Inning Early
Bellingham jumped way ahead in the 3rd inning, batting around and scoring seven runs. 3B Ty Saunders led off the inning with a double, and CF Emilio Corona scored him two batters later with an RBI double. RF Josh Trujillo and LF Daniel Gernon got aboard to load the bases, scoring Corona in the process. 1B Dylan Joyce hit an RBI single, SS Riley Parker reached first and a run scored on an error, and 2B Yugo Hamakawa hit a 2-RBI double. In total, the Bells had five hits and capitalized on three AppleSox errors in the inning.
The Bells added four more one inning later in the 4th. Gernon scored Corona on a sacrifice fly, Hamakawa hit an RBI double, and DH AJ Davis scored two on an RBI triple. Davis had another RBI single in the 6th. In total, Bellingham finished with 15 hits and benefitted from four Applesox errors.
Strong Starting Pitching
Bellingham starter Kyle Dunning pitched well into the 5th inning. He finished with a final line of 4.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB and 5 K, and struck out three of the first six batters. He earned his first win of the season and now has a 1.12 ERA. Kenji Pallares (1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K) appeared in relief. The Applesox had just five hits and eight baserunners in the six-inning game.
Bellingham is halfway through their six-game road trip. Their final three games are against the Port Angeles Lefties, beginning on Tuesday. The Bells dropped two of three games to the Lefties open the season at Joe Martin. The Lefties dropped five games in a row after that series, so both teams will be looking to move to above .500.