The Bells fell behind by five runs after one inning and could not harness a lead in a 13-8 loss at the Wenatchee AppleSox on Friday.

Wenatchee loaded the bases early in the bottom of the first inning and knocked home five runs – two off an RBI single from AppleSox first baseman Luc Stuka with crowded bases.

The Bells answered with three runs in the top of the second inning when the bottom third of the lineup scored three consecutive runs.

Bells first baseman Jack Van Remortel suffered a lower-body injury while attempting to steal second base in the top of the third inning and would not appear for the remainder of the game.

The Bells notched a combined total of four runs in the sixth and seventh innings and came within one run. The AppleSox brought home five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to pull ahead by six.

Despite three base hits in the top of the ninth, the Bells stranded two and lost their third straight contest.

The Bells have a chance to bounce back against the Apple Sox on Saturday at 6:35p.m. Listen to all of the action on 98.9 KBAY, streaming live starting at 6:05 p.m.