News

Bellingham wins 11U Cal Ripken State Tournament in Ferndale

Bellingham wins 11U Cal Ripken State Tournament in Ferndale

Photo: KPUG

Bellingham defeated Easmont, 4-1, to capture the 11U North Washington state championship Sunday in Ferndale.

Bellingham was led by starting pitcher Trent Miller who threw 18 innings in the tournament and allowed only two earned runs. Bellingham advances to the Cal Ripken 11U Regional Tournament in Meridian, Idaho.

Host Ferndale finished the tournament 3-2 and was eliminated by eventual champion Bellingham, 7-2, on Saturday. Ferndale out-hit Bellingham but Bellingham made some amazing defensive plays, including diving catch in right field that saved three runs.

Ferndale’s other loss came against second-place Eastmont.

The championship game concluded an amazing four days in Ferndale. KPUG spoke with Ferndale coach Hank Schwarz and he said they have received nothing but positive feedback from visiting teams and families.

Schwarz was also optimistic about Ferndale’s chance to host another state tournament and hopefully a regional tournament in the coming years.

He thanked John Sandstrom, the volunteers, sponsors and everyone else who helped make the tournament a success.

(KPUG Newsroom – Tysen Allumbaugh)

Recent Headlines

in Sports

Sunday Night Football on KPUG: Steelers top Panthers 37-19

Fresh
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) passes during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Baltimore.

Le'Veon Bell ran for 147 yards and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Carolina Panthers 37-19 on Sunday night.

in Local Sports

Seahawks hold off Broncos in overtime

Fresh
Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch stands on the field at an NFL football minicamp practice Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Renton, Wash.

Marshawn Lynch scored on a 6-yard TD run on the first possession of overtime and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 26-20 on Sunday in a Super Bowl rematch that lived up to expectations.

in Local Sports

Marisnick’s homer leads Astros over Seattle 8-3

Fresh
houston astros logo mlb

Alex Presley drove in two runs to lead the Houston Astros to an 8-3 win over the Mariners on Sunday.

in Sports

NFL week 3 scoreboard

Fresh
A football before the first half of an NFL preseason football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis.

All the scores from week 3 in the National Football League

in Local Sports

Pac-12 football scoreboard

Fresh
pac 12 logo

All the scores from Saturday's action in the Pac-12