Pitching duels have been the story in the Black Bears' games against the Bellingham Bells this season, and Sunday afternoon tilt was no different. After shutting out the Bells on Satuday night, the Black Bears were on the other end in game three of the weekend series, falling 2-0 at Joe Martin Field. Bellingham's Aaron Sandefur flirted with perfection, going 8.1 perfect innings before giving up three hits in the ninth.
Black Bears' starting pitcher Kohl Hostert pitched five innings, allowing one run on five hits while striking out four. Scott Serigstad came on in relief, allowing just one hit and one run and striking out three in three innings of work.
The Bells’ second basemen Dustin Breshears scored the Bells’ first run in the bottom of the first after doubling to lead off the game for the Bells. Breshears scored on a sacrifice fly by designated hitter Scott Heath.
Bell’s centerfielder Nate Anderson scored the game's other run in on a wild pitch in the seventh.
The Black Bears' three hits all came in the ninth -- consecutive singles by Jonathan Serven, Kort Peterson, and Taylor Bryant -- but failed to score. Sandefur went the distance for Bellingham, facing only two batters over the minimum. Neither team committed an error in the two-hour, six minute game.
The Black Bears return to David Story Field Monday night to take on the Klamath Falls Gems, with first pitch at 6:35. Monday Night Baseball is brought to you by State Farm, with a $2 discount for seniors. Monday night is also C’s Photography Trading Card Night. The first 100 fans will receive a 2014 set of Black Bears Trading Cards.