The Bellingham Bells scored three runs in the bottom of the third and held on to defeat the Corvallis Knights, 3-2, to earn the West Coast League championship in Game 3 of the West Coast League Championship Series at Joe Martin Field.
Moises Ceja pitched 1 1/3 innings of relief to earn the win for the Bells. Starter Gabe Cramer threw 3 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on three hits, walking three and striking out four.
Bellingham Bells starting pitcher Gabe Cramer vs. Corvallis.
Photo Credit: Doug Lange
Dallas Carroll had the lone RBI for Bellingham, driving in Dustin Breshears with a single in the bottom of third. Chris Baker and Lou Della Fera scored on an error and a wild pitch to help give the Bells a 2-0 lead before Carroll’s RBI single.
The 2014 WCL Champion Bellingham Bells. Photo Credit: Doug Lange
It is the first West Coast League championship for Bellingham. Corvallis, the 2013 champions, falls to 3-4 in WCLCS appearances.
Bellingham Bells Skipper Jeff James hoists the WCL Championship trophy. Photo Credit: Doug Lange
(KPUG Newsroom – Tysen Allumbaughn & Clay Willison)