The Bellingham Bells secured a West Division title with an 11-8 win over Cowlitz on Thursday, Aug. 6, in Longview.
Bellingham quickly pulled to a 5-0 lead and were comfortably ahead until Cowlitz inched back after starter Andrew Summerville exited the game after six innings of two-run ball.
Cody Anderson surrendered an unearned run in the seventh before the bats of Bellingham tallied five runs in the top of the eighth. Cowlitz responded with a five-run inning of their own off reliever Hunter Haworth.
But Riley Storedahl shut the door with 1 1/3 innings of perfect relief for the save.
Seven Bells had one RBI.
With the division secured, Bellingham will close the regular season with a three-game series against Victoria, which starts on Friday, Aug. 7, at Joe Martin Field.
Bellingham 11, Cowlitz 8
WP: Andrew Summerville (3-2). LP: Kelvan Pilot (0-2). Highlights: Bellingham: Beau Branton 2-4, R, RBI; K.J. Brady 0-4, R, RBI; Bronson Larsen 1-6, R, RBI; Patrick McGrath 3-5, R, RBI; Andrew Reichenbach 0-4, R; Alex Galgano 0-2, 2 R, RBI, 2 BB; Ethan Paul 1-3, 3 R, RBI, 2 BB; Chase Scott 1-3, R, RBI, 2 BB.