Scott Quinlan hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning, Justin Calomeni pitched 4 2/3 innings of relief for the win and the Corvallis Knights defeated the Bellingham Bells 4-3 in game one of the West Coast League Championship Series, Friday at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field.
Nate Anderson’s RBI single in the top of the fourth inning gave the Bells a 3-1 lead but Quinlan’s three-run shot off Bellingham starter Zach Johnson gave the Knights a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
Johnson threw 4 2/3 innings, allowing four runs on five hits, walking two and striking out seven. Michael Rucker tossed the final 3 1/3 innings, giving no runs, no hits, walking one and striking out two.
Dallas Carroll and Scott Heath drove in the Bells first two runs in the top of the third.
Game two of the best-of-three WCL Championship Series is set for Sunday at Joe Martin Field. Listen to all of the action on our sister AM930 KBAI and online at www.930kbai.com with a 6:35 p.m. pregame show and 7:05 p.m. first pitch.
(KPUG Newsroom – Tysen Allumbaugh)