The Bellingham Bells’ 10 game win streak came to an end Saturday night in Corvallis, as they fell to the Knights 8-4. Three batters on the Knights each hit home runs, with Bells starter Cody Delvecchio (0-1) exiting the game in the third inning after allowing five runs to a powerful Corvallis offense.
The Bells went down 5-0 early in the game, before scoring their first runs in the fourth inning when Ty Saunders hit a two-run single to make it 5-2. The Knights scored two more runs, before Jared Bujanda hit his first home run of the season in the eighth, scoring Elijah Hainline to close the score to 7-4. The Knights answered back with a run in the bottom of the eighth to end the game with a four-run cushion.
Jaden Harris (1-0) took his first win of the season for the Knights, throwing five innings with no earned runs allowed and six strikeouts. Knights right fielder Ethan Loveless hit his first homer of the season, while Kiki Romero and Ely Kennel each hit their second.
The Knights continue their dominant start to the season, improving to 12-2 on top of the South Division. For the Bells, they fall to 14-5, though still maintaining a healthy 3.5 game lead over the second place Kamloops NorthPaws in the North.