The Port Angeles Lefties bested the Bells in game three of the series, snapping Bellingham’s three-game win streak. This was Bellingham’s first series win of the season, and the loss tied the season series between the two at 3-3.
Bellingham committed five errors in this game, their 10th game of the season with multiple errors. Starting pitcher Trevin Hope allowed five runs in three innings, but only two were earned. He also struck out four without surrendering a walk. Yugo Hamakawa and AJ Davis each committed two errors, and Pierce Leavengood committed one. The Lefties capitalized on 10 hits and 18 total baserunners to dominate from wire to wire.
Pitchers Kenji Pallares (1.1 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K) and Ryan Sanders (0.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K) each made appearances in relief. Hunter Alberini pitched three strong innings as well. He entered in the 6th in a bases-loaded situation and forced an inning-ending double play, and ended with a final line of 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5K.
The Bells could only find three hits in the game. Cole Miller, Dylan Joyce and Pierce Leavengood each reached on a single. Yugo Hamakawa had an effective night in the batter’s box as well, drawing three walks. Bellingham ended up leaving a total of 10 runners on base, and the Lefties left 12.
Bellingham will be returning home tomorrow, Friday, June 18th to begin a nine-game home stand against the Portland Pickles. First pitch tomorrow is scheduled for 6:35, and you can get tickets at www.bellstickets.com.