The Bellingham Bells scored two runs in the top of the eighth inning to beat Walla Walla 2-1 during a West Coast League game Saturday, July 20, at Walla Walla.
Bells pitcher Chris Van Dyke earned the win, pitching only a third of an inning. Walla Walla's Chris Lovejoy went eight innings, gave up four hits and took the loss.
Following a run by the Sweets in the bottom of the seventh to take a 1-0 lead, Aaron Sandefur drove in two runs with a single during the ensuing inning.
Alex Calbick, Johnny Sewald and Christopher Beall recorded Bellingham's other three hits.
The Bells face Walla Walla in the series finale at 5:05 p.m. Sunday, July 21, in Walla Walla. Bellingham doesn't return home until Tuesday, July 30, when they start a series against Medford.
BELLINGHAM 2, WALLA WALLA 1
Bellingham 000 000 020 - 2 4 0
Walla Walla 000 000 100 - 1 4 3
WP: Chris Van Dyke LP: Chris Lovejoy Highlights: Bell: Aaron Sandefur 1-4, 2 RBI; Johnny Sewald 1-4, R; Alex Calbick 1-4; Christopher Beall 1-4