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Ridgefield Raptors beat Bellingham for fifth straight time

Four pitchers keep Bells bats in check in 4-2 road victory

By Micah Rice, Columbian Sports Editor
Published: July 12, 2023, 9:35pm

Ridgefield starting pitcher Jake Geis and three relievers were solid in a 4-2 win over Bellingham on Wednesday as the Raptors beat the Bells for a fifth straight game.

After sweeping three games at home, Ridgefield has won the first two games of a series in Bellingham in a clash of West Coast League first-half champions.

Ridgefield scored all four of its runs in the fourth inning. After the Raptors loaded the bases with no outs, Tristan Gomes and Reiss Calvin delivered run-scoring singles, Jack Salmon drew a bases-loaded walk and Jake Tsukada came through with a sacrifice fly to put Ridgefield ahead 4-0.

Geis pitched five innings, exiting with a 4-2 lead. He allowed five hits, walking none and striking out five. Wednesday’s outing was his longest of seven appearances and his first win this season.

Jospeh Jasso pitched two perfect innings in relief. Sawyer Allen pitched a perfect eighth and recorded two outs in the ninth, but was relieved after Bellingham’s second single of the inning.

Logan Saloman entered and struck out Coleman Schmidt to end the game.

Ridgefield’s four pitchers combined to allow seven hits and no walks.

Tsukada went 2 for 4 for his fourth-straight multi-hit game. The infielder is now hitting .375, fourth highest in league.

Calvin went 1 for 4 to extend his hitting streak to nine games. Corey Nunez went 2 for 4 including a triple.

Up next

The Raptors (24-10) and Bells (20-12) conclude a three-game series in Bellingham on Thursday. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. Ridgefield will then return home for a three-game weekend set against Yakima Valley.

RIDGEFIELD 4, BELLINGHAM 2 (Click here for complete boxscore)