Images by Erich Eichhorn (ISN)
Two innings made the difference in the Victoria HarbourCats’ 8-0 home loss to the Belligham Bells on Sunday in front of a crowd of 1,256 at Sports Traders Diamond.
Cats Carson Schneider took the loss as the Bells take game three of the series – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
The Bells, the top team in the West Coast League, scored three times in the fifth inning and five more times in the sixth to seal their 33rd victory of the season, and hand the HarbourCats their 14th home loss and 26th overall (22-26).
Gabe Clarke keeps the Bells runner honest, putting him back to the bag to restart – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
Seth Martinez was the winning pitcher with six innings and just three hits allowed. Carson Schneider started for Victoria and took the loss, with Ryan Keller and Tim Peabody contributing with relief work.
The Bellingham Bells starting pitcher Seth Martinez pitched a solid six inning with only 3 hits allowed – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
Griffin Andreychuk makes contact on a ball pitched on the inside of the plate – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
Pitcher Ryan Keller would survive on two outs as the Bells would rock him for five runs in the sixth inning – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
Dustin Breshears, Jack Klein and Garret Harpole hit home runs for the Bells.
The HarbourCats head on the road to face the Walla Walla Sweets in a three-game series that goes Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, then return home for the final regular season set, with the Kitsap BlueJackets.
Griffin Andreychuk steals safely into second base – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
Friday’s game is Mike’s Hard Lemonade Military Appreciation Night, and Saturday’s game is Wallace Driving School Fireworks. Sunday, an afternoon game, is Pure Day Spa Fan Appreciation game.