Friday night at Story Field was the event of the summer for the Black Bears. The game was postponed at the end of the eighth after the Bears played the game of the season against the Bellingham Bells and won the game Saturday 10-9. After a brief break between games, the Black Bears rode a strong start by Sam Moreland to a 5-0 win in Game 2 to take the season ending weekend series from the Bells.
The Black Bears put the first run on the board in the bottom of the second thanks to a home run by Chris Iriart, his third home run of the summer in league play for the 1-0 lead at the end of the second. Bellingham responded in the top of the third with their own home run by Nate Anderson to tie the game at 1-1 heading in to the bottom of the third.
The Bears were able to take back the lead in the bottom of the third thanks to a double by Kort Peterson to put him on second and a wild pitch to move him to third. Daniel Orr batted in the run with a single for the 2-1 lead at the end of the third.
The Bells took the lead in the top of the fourth as they scored three earned runs on starting pitcher Reza Aleaziz for the 4-2 lead against the Bears.
The Bells three runs didn’t keep the Bears down as they tied the game once again in the bottom of the fourth. A double by Elliot Cary put him on second and three batters walked scored Cary for the 4-3 score. With Kort Peterson on third, a single by Jonathan Serven brought him home for the 4-4 tie at the end of the fourth.
The Bells took the lead once again in the top of the fifth with two earned runs with bases loaded to lead the Bears 6-4 at the end of the fifth.
The Bears kept fighting and tied the game 6-6 at the bottom of the sixth with a two run home run by Seaver Whalen, his first of the season, to bring in Peterson for the 6-6 tie.
The Bells took the lead in the top of the seventh off of a fielders choice to lead the Bears 7-6 at the end of the seventh. Two more runs in the top of the eighth by the Bells gave them a solid 9-6 lead over the Bears heading into the bottom of the eighth.
The Black bears did not disappoint the fans Friday night and gave us the inning of the season. With Brennan Salgado, Elliot Cary and Kort Peterson loading the bases after all three walked, Seaver Whalen hit a single, advancing to second and scoring Salgado and Cary to trail the Bells 9-8. Daniel Orr saved the night, as usual, with a double bringing home Peterson and Whalen for the 10-9 final score.
Scott Serigstad walked away with the win, pitching one inning allowing two hits and one run. Starting pitcher Reza Aleaziz pitched four innings allowing five hits and six runs while striking out four. Relief pitcher Henry Omana pitched three innings allowing four hits and two runs while striking out four.
Multiple players had a phenomenal night Friday night. Whalen went wo for two with two runs on the board and four RBIs. Kort Peterson went two for three with four runs on the board. Daniel Orr went two for four with four RBIs.
The night ended with an amazing concert by Cort Carpenter on the field where fams enjoyed hours of live country music.
The Black Bears didn’t let Friday night’s success be the end of the weekend, as they took the series with a 5-0 victory over the Bells Saturday night.
With Kort Peterson on first thanks to a single to third base, Taylor Bryant moved him to second with a sacrifice hit. Daniel Orr walked to first and both Peterson and Orr moved to the next base. An error by Bellingham catcher Eric Webber scored Peterson for the 1-0 lead at the end of the first.
The ball didn’t stop rolling in the bottom of the second. With Casey Worden on first after singling to left field, Corey Vandomelen took a walk to put runners on first and second. Kort Peterson loaded the bases off of an error by the first baseman, setting the stage for Taylor Bryant who singled to right field to drive home Worden and VanDomelen for the 3-0 lead. A single to center field by Daniel Orr drove home Peterson for the 4-0 lead at the end of the second.
Jonathan Serven sealed the win with his second home run of the season in the bottom of the fifth for the final 5-0 victory.
Starting pitcher Sam Moreland was Saturday night’s winnig pitcher, pitching five innings, allowing five hits and no runs while striking out two. Joe Reta and Conor Cuse combined for three innings allowing no hits and no runs while striking out two each.
Kort Peterson went two for five with two runs on the board. Taylor Bryant went one for three with two RBIs and Daniel Orr went two for three with one RBI.
Join us Sunday evening at Story Field for our final game of the 2014 season where Kohl Hostert (1-4, 4.17 ERA) with face Bell’s pitcher Seth Martinez (5-0, 2.31 ERA) at 5:05.
The Black Bears and our sponsors want to thank the fans for the support over the season. We invite you to Story Field for the 2014 Fan Appreciation Night—a spectacular night full of prizes and drawings as a “Thank You” to our fans.