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Sept. 21, 2021

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Raptors Road Trip: Bellingham 8, Ridgefield 6

By , Columbian sports staff
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The Bellingham Bells used a four-run eighth inning to pull ahead Sunday and hand the Ridgefield Raptors their fourth consecutive West Coast League defeat. Ridgefield led 6-2 going into the sixth inning when Bellingham started to chip away. The Bells score one run in the sixth and seventh before their big eighth inning.

KEY MOMENTS: In the bottom of the eighth, two RBI doubles and a two-run single put the Bells ahead, 8-6.

KEY PLAYERS: Bellingham’s DH Bennett Lee (Tulane) went 3 for 4 with three RBI and the key two-run single. … Ridgefield rightfielder Caden Connor (CS Fullerton) was 2 for 3 with two doubles and two RBI. … Raptors first baseman Coby Morales (Cypress College) was 2 for 3 with two RBI and extended his hitting streak to 12 games.

NEXT GAME: Non-league: Redmond Dudes (1-4) at Ridgefield (20-16 overall), 6:35 p.m. Tuesday.

BELLINGHAM 8, RIDGEFIELD 6

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Bellingham 002 001 14x—8 10 2

Ridgefield

Pitching — Troppmann 3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 K, 3 BB; Pitts 2.1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 Ks, 2 BB; Walters 2 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 2 Ks, 1 BB; Acosta 0 IP, loss, 2 R, 2 H; Kearsey 0.2 IP, 0 R, 1 H. Highlights — Connor 2-3 2-2B 2RBI 2R; Peck 1-4 RBI; Morales 2-3 2RBI; Stark 1-3 2R; Jacques 1-4 2R.

Bellingham

Pitching — Armbruester 3 IP, 6 R, 3 ER, 5 H, 1 K, 6 BB; Francis 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 K, 1 BB; Alberini 2 IP, win, 0 R, 0 H, 1 K; Ferguson 1 IP, save, 0 R, 0 H, 2 Ks. Highlights — Corona 1-2 2B RBI 2R; McLain SB; Lee 3-4 2B 3RBI 1R; Aviles 2-3 RBI; Davis 1-3 1R; Saunders RBI; 2B Knight 2-4 RBI 2R; Schrier 1-3 2R.

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