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August 10, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The term of the night at Royal Athletic Park was “home run” as the Bellingham Bells knocked 5 long balls out of RAP in an 8-2 win over Victoria. The bats helped back up starter Jason Hager who threw a complete game to pick up his 3rd win of the season.

The Bells got their first run of the night in the opening frame, getting a sacrifice fly off the bat of Ryan Kirby to go up 1-0. However, their final 7 runs would come off the round trippers. Chris Beall took a 3-run shot out to right against starter Daniel Koo. The righty would also allow solo shots to Alex Calbick and Eric Angerer in the 5th push the lead to 6-0.

It was mayhem ay Royal Athletic Park Friday night as mascot night would dominate the field during Harbour Cats baseball action with lost and fun and games to entertain the crowd – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

Cats pitcher, Ty Provencher, even on an off night, had a little fighting spirit in him as he blows off a little steam with a roundhouse kick to a fellow teammate. Provencher would get the worst of it with an elbow to the shin – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

Victoria channeled their own long ball roots with a 2-run homer from John Schuknecht in the 7th, his team-leading 6th of the season. The Schuknecht brothers now have 19 of Victoria’s last 33 RBI.

The Bellingham Bells, selective with their bats, would have Koo’s number Friday night chasing him away after five innings pitched – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca ) 

Bellingham responded back with solo shots from Jake Bailey in the 8th and a second homer from Calbick in the 9th against reliever Emilio Foden, who made his HarbourCats debut along with Koo Friday night.

Victoria Harbour Cats John Schuknecht, seemingly looking for the fence at every occasion, would find it in the seventh with a home run to give his team a little hope – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca ) 

Aside from his struggles in the 7th, Hager was nearly untouchable on the mound for Bellingham. In his 9 innings, the southpaw finished with just 6 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks and 5 strikeouts to improve to 3-1 on the season. With the victory, the Bells evened the season series at 2 games apiece.

Short Stop Timmy Richards would foul off 2 bunts trying to advance his teammates into a scoring position – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

Game 2 of this series is Saturday night at 7:05, as the HarbourCats present the final fireworks night of the summer. After 1,731 fans filled RAP Friday, even more are expected tomorrow so get your tickets now by clicking here.

Right-handed Harbour Cats pitcher Daniel Koo would get the 8-2 loss Friday night at RAP against the Bellingham Bells in game one of a final 3 game series to end the season – Erich Eichhorn image          
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DR6F7301Bellingham Bell’s Ryan Yamane might be counting bases on is fingers as he rounds them after hitting a ball to the outfield fence for a standup triple – Erich Eichhorn image www.allsportmedia.ca )

Cats right hander Emilio Foden would get his first call to duty this season, relieving Daniel Koo at the mound for the Cats – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca

Was he safe ? You decide.  Alex Degoti would look to be out on the stolen base attempt but found the corner of second base to be safe. Degoti would then come home on a Daniel Schuknecht homer – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

Alex Real looks to steal away to second base under the watchful eye of Bell starting pitcher Jason Hager – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca

Cats Alex Degoti gets the ball away with lightning speed to throw the runner out in a 8-2 loss to the Bellingham Bells Friday night at RAP. Game 2 and 3 of the series continues Saturday and Sunday to finish the Cats inaugural season – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca