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Raptors Road Trip: Bellingham 3, Ridgefield 1

By , Columbian sports staff
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The Raptors dropped their second game in a row, losing to the Bells on Friday in the opener of a three-game West Coast League series at Bellingham. After a big offensive series at Port Angeles, the Raptors were held to a modest six hits and scored their only run in the fourth inning.

KEY MOMENTS: The Bells’ designated hitter Cole Hinkelman hit a two-run home run in the first inning and Bellingham held the lead wire-to-wire.

KEY PLAYERS: Raptors first baseman Coby Morales extended his hit streak to 10 games, going 2 for 4 with a solo home run, his sixth homer of the season. He is hitting .356 with 35 RBI in 37 games played.

NEXT GAME: Ridgefield (20-14 overall, 7-3 second half) at Bellingham (17-20, 6-7), 6:35 p.m. Saturday at Joe Martin Stadium.

BELLINGHAM 3, RIDGEFIELD 1

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Ridgefield

Pitching — Gillis 3.2 IP, loss, 2 R, 6 H, 5 Ks, 2 BB; Blahous 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 Ks, 2 BB; Larson 3.1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 Ks. Highlights — Hernandez 1-4; Morales 2-4 HR RBI 1R; Chambers 1-4 2B; Heiser 1-4 2B; Preap 1-3.

Bellingham

Pitching — O’Rourke 6 IP, win, 1 R, 5 H, 7 Ks, 1 BB; Beitel 3 IP, save, 0 R, 1 H, 3 Ks. Highlights — McLain 1-2 1R; Hinkelman 1-2 HR 2RBI 1R; Aviles 1-3; Davis 2-4; Knight 2-3 2B; Schrier 1-4 HR RBI 1R; Corona 1-4.

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