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The Bellingham Bells are hot right now, winning four straight including two against the visiting Victoria HarbourCats. They won Friday 5-2 and again Saturday by the score of 4-3.
It is likely that the Bells and HarbourCats will meet in the playoffs, so Victoria will want to find a way to defeat them starting with today’s game, the third of three in three days against Bellingham. Victoria is in the midst of playing 18 games in 19 days.
The story of the game was when the Bells earned a two-out, walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning by David Banuelos, which scored Landon Riker, to take the win at Joe Martin Stadium.
The Bells are now 4-1 against the HarbourCats this season.
Victoria had the bases loaded with none out in the top of the ninth and didn’t deliver the goods.
The Bells have a second half record of 12-8, while the HarbourCats are 11-9 and the Falcons and Sweets are 10-10. All four teams have seven games remaining on the season. The HarbourCats won the first half of the season, which guarantees them a playoff spot.
HarbourCats starter, six-foot-two Kyle Mora, who is a Grade 12 graduate that is headed to the UCLA Bruins, went five complete innings, allowing five hits, two earned runs and four strikeouts and two walks. Cam Schneider, Will McAffer and Greg Casper were pitched relief; Casper was credited with the loss.
The HarbourCats next play three road games in Kitsap and then return home to face the Yakima Valley Pippins for three at Royal Athletic Park August 5th through the 7th.