Bellingham’s softball team gave up six runs in the final inning to put the final nail in the coffin of a 14-0 Northwest Conference loss to Anacortes on Tuesday, April 28, at home.
The game was played under protest by the Red Raiders from the second inning on after a ball went out into the dugout with a runner on third and the runner was not given home plate on the error. If the protest is upheld and has playoff implications, it may mean the game is resumed at that point in the second inning at a later date.
Paige Jacobsen was 2 for 3 in the loss for Bellingham. Taylor Beal was 1 for 1 as a pinch hitter, and Carrie Latimer and Cammy Serena each went 1 for 3.
“We have to practice and work on some things. If you don’t score, you won’t win too many games,” Bellingham coach Rick Ellis said in a phone interview. “I thought Eliza Rossman pitched pretty well for us. We gave up six in the seventh, but she battled against a pretty good Anacortes team. She ended up with six strikeouts, so my hat is off to her. She battled and tried to keep it close.”
Bellingham gets a chance to take that practice Ellis mentioned before it hosts Sedro-Woolley at 4 p.m. Friday, May 1, at home.
Anacortes 14, Bellingham 0
WP: Brooke Writer (n/a). LP: Eliza Rossman (7-7). Highlights: Bellingham: Paige Jacobsen 2-3; Taylor Beal 1-1; Carrie Latimer 1-3; Cammy Serena 1-3.