The Bellingham Bells rode home runs from Danny Miller and Garret Harpole to a 4-1 victory over the Corvallis Knights on Thursday, July 17, at Joe Martin Field in a West Coast League contest.
With the win, Bellingham (26-7) extends its lead atop the WCL to 11 games over Victoria.
Seth Martinez picked up the win on the mound after throwing seven scoreless innings of one-hit ball, striking out three and walking none.
The Bells got their bats going early, with Miller knocking a two-run shot in the bottom half of the first off Knights starter Jackson Lockwood, scoring Scott Heath in the process.
Harpole added a two-run home run in the second, scoring Eric Webber and building Bellingham's lead to 4-0. Corvallis wouldn't get its run until the top half of the ninth inning.
The Bells are next in action at 7:05 p.m. Friday, July 18, at Joe Martin against Corvallis.
BELLS 4, KNIGHTS 1
Corvallis 000 000 001 - 1 2 2
Bellingham 220 000 00x - 4 6 0
WP: Seth Martinez. LP: Jackson Lockwood. Highlights: Bellingham: Scott Heath 2-4 R; Danny Miller 1-3 2R HR; Garret Harpole 1-4 2R HR.