The Bellingham Bells managed only three hits but made the most of their opportunities in a 3-1 win against Cowlitz during a West Coast League baseball game Friday, July 5, at Joe Martin Field.
The win was the second in a row after suffering a five-game losing skid.
Bells starter Nate Cole earned the win, pitching seven strong innings. He struck out four, walked two and didn't allow a run after the first.
Johnny Sewald hit a clutch two-run double in the bottom of the third to give Bellingham a 2-1 lead, and Ryan Yamane drove Sewald in with an RBI single, giving Bellingham a two-run cushion.
Bellingham (13-11) faces Cowlitz next at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at Joe Martin Field.
BELLINGHAM 3, COWLITZ 1
Cowlitz 100 000 000 - 1 8 1
Bellingham 003 000 000 - 3 3 1
WP: Nate Cole. LP: Jon Bjorklund. Highlights: Bell - Johnny Sewald 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI, R; Derek Atkinson 1-2, R, BB; Ryan Yamane 1-4, RBI.
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