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Bells get walk-off infield hit in extra innings

Joey Harris ended a scoreless draw in the bottom of the 10th inning with an infield hit to score Alex Galgano and keep the Bellingham Bells’ win streak — now at seven games — alive with a 1-0 win over Cowlitz on Wednesday, July 7, at Joe Martin Field.

“Absolutely, it was a pitchers’ duel,” assistant coach Dane Siegfried said in a phone interview. “Their pitcher did a really good job, held us at bay all day long. We were hitting balls hard, but the wind was keeping it in the yard.”

Bells pitcher Andrew Kemmerer, who “had his changeup working all day,” also pitched well, throwing seven innings of shutout ball before Spencer Howard and Brian Way, who picked up his fourth win, came on in relief.

“He’s (Kemmerer) been good for us all season and came up big with a big crowd (2,285),” Siegfried said.

Bellingham will be looking for its second straight sweep on Thursday, July 8. The contest starts at 7:05 p.m. at Joe Martin.

“Anytime you can close ball games, it plays a key part in this,” Siegfried said. “We’re playing good baseball. Obviously there are still things we need to improve but anytime you win seven games, that’s a good thing.”

Bellingham 1, Cowlitz 0 (10)

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WP: Brian Way (4-0). LP: Seth Rayburn (0-3). Highlights: Bellingham: Alex Galgano 1-3, R; Walker Olis 2-4; Joey Harris 0-3, RBI.

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