After a series win over the Port Angeles Lefties, the Ridgefield Raptors continue their longest road trip of the year by heading straight to Bellingham for a weekend series that starts Friday at 6:35. All three games, including the 6:35 Saturday game and the 1:05 Sunday contest will be streamed live on RidgefieldRaptors.com (audio only for road games).
The Raptors have won all three series so far in the second half and are tied for first in the Southern Division at 7-2. On the year, Ridgefield is 20-13 in West Coast League games, good for second place in the division.
The Raptors snapped a six-game win streak on Thursday with a back-and-forth affair. Will Chambers knocked a two-run home run to take a lead in the 7th but the Lefties came back to take their fourth and final lead of the game, winning 9-8.
The reigning WCL Player of the Week, John Peck, made a strong start to this week with six hits in the Port Angeles series. He had three RBIs and a double, totaling 13 hits in the six games versus the Lefties this summer.
The six-game win streak was still the longest streak of the year and tied for longest in franchise history. The Raptors will try to start a new win streak against the Bells, who traveled to Ridgefield earlier this summer. The Raptors won the second and third games of that series three weeks ago. The final game was highlighted by a 10th-inning walk-off 3-run homer by Kody Darcy to win the series.
Now, Ridgefield heads to Joe Martin Field in Bellingham for the first time in team history. The Raptors only played Bellingham once in Ridgefield’s inaugural year in 2019, winning one of three games at home that season. The Raptors also made their first trip to Port Angeles in team history this week.
Ridgefield will be back at home Tuesday and Wednesday for non-league games with the Highline Bears and the Redmond Dudes, both from the Pacific International League. After that, the Walla Walla Sweets come to town for a weekend series starting July 30.