Bells win 8-7, sweep Kelowna on road

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJuly 12, 2014 

The Bellingham Bells scored four runs in the second innings and four more in the fifth and held on late to earn an 8-7 win and a three-game sweep of the Kelowna Falcons in a West Coast League game Saturday, July 12, in Kelowna.

Dallas Carroll led the Bells with three hits. He hit a double, triple, drove in four and scored two twice. Scott Heath, Danny Miller, Walker Olis and Chris Baker each had multi-hit efforts, contributing to the Bells' 14-hit night.

Bellingham's Dan Ludwig earned the win in relief of starter Gabe Cramer, who lasted 5 2/3 innings, giving up seven runs on eight hits while striking out and walking seven batters. Closer David Bigelow entered the ninth, picking up his sixth save.

Kelowna led 5-4 after four innings, but Bellingham's four-run fifth gave the Bells a comfortable buffer.

Bellingham (23-6) increased its West Division lead to 10.5 games over the Victoria HarbourCats. The Bells have a day off before returning home to open a three-game set against Victoria starting with a 7:05 p.m. game Monday, July 14, at Joe Martin Field.

BELLINGHAM 8, KELOWNA 7

Bellingham 040 040 000 - 8 14 0

Kelowna 140 002 000 - 7 8 3

WP: Dan Ludwig (3-0). LP: Brett Solano (1-1). S: David Bigelow (6). Highlights: Dallas Carroll 3-6, 2B, 3B, 4 RBI, 2 R; Scott Heath 2-6, 2 RBI, R; Danny Miller 2-3, RBI; Walker Olis 2-4.

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