The West Coast League announced an adjusted 2021 schedule for U.S. based teams Tuesday. The new schedule will find the Bells playing a 58-game schedule, 34 of which will be at home.
The schedule comes after the announcement last week that the league would discontinue international travel during the 2021 season. Four of the league’s Canadian teams hope to play a Canadian-only schedule which will be released at a later date. The Kelowna Falcons have announced they will not compete during the 2021 WCL season, but plan to return in 2022.
Additions to the Bells home schedule include:
· A one game matchup with the Redmond Dudes on June 25
· An additional two games with the Cascade Collegiate League Showcase Team on June 26 and 27
· A three-game series with the Highline Bears on August 6, 7 and 8
“We are extremely excited about the return to baseball in 2021,” Bells general manager Stephanie Morrell said. “The revised schedule gives us the opportunity to bring two more home games to Joe Martin Field, and a chance to compete against some of our WCL colleagues who were not initially on our schedule. At the same time, we are saddened we won’t be able to compete against our Canadian teams and wish them nothing but the best for a successful season.”
The Bells open the season on Friday, June 4 at Joe Martin Field vs. the Port Angeles Lefties. The 2021 promotional schedule and single-game ticket information for the 2021 Bellingham Bells season is expected to be released in early May.
“It has been a long two years since we’ve been able to greet fans at Joe Martin Field,” Morrell said. “We are working hard to make sure everything is in order for fans to return to the ballpark in a way that is safe, responsible and fun. We can’t wait for Opening Day!”