Chase Scott hit a two-run home run in the second inning and a solo homer in the ninth as the Bellingham Bells survived a late rally by the Victoria HarborCats in an 8-7 victory Thursday, July 16, at Victoria.
Walker Olis added a solo home run in the ninth.
Bells starting pitcher Justin Calomeni gave up five hits and two runs and struck out seven in 5 1/3 innings for the win, and Brice Longanecker earned the save.
The Bells and HarbourCats play the second of three games at 6:35 p.m. Friday, July 17, at Victoria.
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Bellingham 8, Victoria 5
WP: Justin Calomeni. LP: Alex Rogers. S: Brice Longanecker. Highlights: Bells: Chase Scott 2-4, 2R, 3RBI, 2HR; Walker Olis 3-5, 2R, 2RBI, HR; K.J. Brady 2-5, R, RBI; Jesse Kuet 2-6, R; Chris Beall 2-5, R, RBI; Andrew Reichenbach 1-4, R, RBI.