CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Bellingham Bells, playing with a full roster for the first time this season, showed promise on defense but a throwing error proved the difference in a 1-0 loss to the Corvallis Knights Tuesday night in a West Coast Collegiate Baseball League contest.
Corvallis scored the decisive run in the seventh inning to take the opening game of a three-game series against Bellingham (3-4). The Bells managed two hits, both singles, from Derek Hale and Brian Boyd, and struggled against Knights pitcher Matt Way.
“Matt Way was outstanding,” said Bellingham coach Kevin Frady in a phone interview. “He was outstanding with his off-speed pitches and was really hitting his spots with his fastball.”
Mark Triolo (0-3) took the loss for the Bells.
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“Pitching and defense remain our strengths,” Frady said. “We’re still working on getting caught up with game speed, which has been an adjustment for these guys.”