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Ridgefield Raptors hold on for fourth straight win against Bellingham

Ridgefield wins 10-8 to open three-game road trip

By , Columbian Sports Editor
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The Ridgefield Raptors won their fourth straight against fellow first-half champion Bellingham, beating the Bells 10-8 on Tuesday.

After finishing a three-game sweep at home on Sunday, Ridgefield opened a three-game series in Bellingham by holding off a Bells rally.

Andy Allanson went 3 for 4, including a two-run single that gave the Raptors a 10-2 lead in the seventh inning.

But Bellingham bounced back with six runs in the bottom of the seventh. The Bells rallied behind four hits and three walks, two of which came with the bases loaded.

Hunter Holmes pitched the final 2 1/3 innings for Ridgefield, striking out four to earn his first save of the season.

Allanson and Jack Salmon each drew bases-loaded walks as Ridgefield scored three runs in the top of the second.

Salmon, Allanson and Jake Tsukada all had RBI singles in a four-run third inning as Ridgefield took a 7-1 lead.

Reiss Calvin and Tsukada each had two hits at the top of Ridgefield’s batting order. Allanson drove in three runs while Calvin and Salmon each had two RBI.

Ridgefield (23-10) has won 19 of its last 23 games and clinched the West Coast League’s South Division first-half title last week to earn a playoff spot.

Bellingham (20-11) won the North Division first-half title but has lost seven of its last 10 games.

Up next

The Raptors and Bells play the second of a three-game series in Bellingham on Wednesday. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.

RAPTORS 10, BELLS 8 (Click here for box score)

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