The Victoria HarbourCats scored four runs in the first inning and withstood a Bellingham comeback to walk-off the Bells 5-4 in 11 innings in West Coast League action, Saturday at Sports Trader Diamond at Royal Athletic Park in Victoria, British Columbia.
Facing 4-0 and 5-2 deficits, Bellingham was able to tie the game at 5-5 in the top of the fifth when Dustin Breshears scored on a Dallas Carroll single.
In the bottom of the 11th, Bells relief pitcher Andrew Summervil walked a batter and allowed two singles to load the bases. Dustin Bigelow then came in and Victoria’s Gabe Clark earned a walk-off walk to lead the HarbourCats to victory.
Bellingham falls to 32-14 on the season but remain in first place in the West Division of the WCL. The rubber match between the Bells and HarbourCats is set for Sunday with a 12:35 p.m. pregame show and 1:05 p.m. first pitch on our sister station AM 930 KBAI and www.930kbai.com.
(KPUG Newsroom – Tysen Allumbaugh)