The Bellingham Bells defeated the Port Angeles Lefties 9-1 and claimed their first series victory of the 2021 season.
The scoring began in the second inning when the Bells loaded the bases with one out and Bells right fielder Emilio Corona was walked which scored catcher Ezra Samperi from third.
Bells designated hitter Yugo Hamakawa flew out to right field for the second out of the inning and first baseman Dylan Joyce tagged third base and ran home to score.
While Bells centerfielder Daniel Gernon was at the dish, Corona was caught in an untimely lead off of first base and was tagged out in a rundown, but third baseman Ty Saunders crossed home plate before the tag was made and scored a run.
Saunders added to his RBI total in the top of the fourth inning, notching a two-RBI double to score Samperi from third and Joyce from second, that made the score 5-0.
Gernon ripped his third home run of the season over the left center-field wall in the top of the seventh inning, that gave the Bells a 7-0 advantage.
Lefties center fielder Garrett Lake scored the only run for Port Angeles in the bottom of the eighth inning with a single-run home run.
The Bells added two more in the top of the ninth inning courtesy of a two-RBI single from shortstop Riley Parker who extended his two-game hitting streak.
The Bells pitching staff had a spectacular outing, with five pitchers combining for the one-hit performance. Starter J.D. Callahan was credited with the win after 2.2 innings pitched with one hit, zero runs and 5 strikeouts. Kai Francis was also stellar in his Bells debut, with 2 strikeouts and zero runs or hits in 1.1 innings pitched.
The Bells will vie for their first series sweep against the Lefties on Thursday at 6:35 p.m. listen to all of the action at Mixlr.com/BellinghamBells