The Bellingham Bells continued their seven-game winning streak in a 2-1 win against the Port Angeles Lefties Tuesday night in front of a sold-out crowd of over 2,300 at Joe Martin Field. Third baseman Christopher Campos hit a walk off single to score Gavin Schulz and capped off a 3-4 night from the plate in his fifth game with the Bells.
The Bells drew first blood in the fourth inning, when center fielder Daniel Gernon hit an RBI single to score Gavin Schulz from third. The Lefties answered back in the sixth on an RBI single by shortstop Riley Parker that scored B.Y. Choi, knotting the game at one run apiece.
In the bottom of the ninth, Schulz drew a walk, Ty Saunders got intentionally walked and Daniel Gernon got hit by a pitch to load the bases for Campos before his walk off hit. Schulz had an exceptional game as well, collecting two hits and scoring both of the Bells’ runs.
The pitching dominated in a game where the Bells left nine runners on base, while the Lefties stranded 11 throughout the evening. Bellingham got out of a pair of squeezes with the bases loaded in the fifth and ninth to hold the Port Angeles off.
Trevin Hope continued his hot start to the season, allowing one run on five hits, and striking out eight through six innings of the pitcher’s duel. Lefties starter John Pfeffer, who leads the WCL in K’s with 26, tossed six innings of one-run ball as well, striking out six. Bells reliever Ryan Scott (1-1) held the Lefties scoreless in the ninth to take the win.
The Bells and Lefties will rematch tomorrow for the second of a three game series at Joe Martin Field.