Written by the Raptors Broadcaster Patrick McColl

Ridgefield will be just under 30 miles south of the Canadian border when the Raptors arrive in
Bellingham for a three-game set against the Bells this weekend.

The ‘Raps will be looking to bounce back from a slower start and win at Joe Martin Stadium on
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Ridgefield closed out a three-game series with the Edmonton
Riverhawks by losing on Tuesday and Wednesday night at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation
Complex (RORC). Ridgefield won Game 1 of the series as starter Carson Revay threw five
scoreless innings. Utah Valley catcher Luke Iverson had a strong game with two doubles, a walk,
and a run scored.

In the latter two games, Edmonton’s offense pounced on Ridgefield late to win. The Riverhawks
scored four runs in the sixth inning and seven runs in the seventh inning of Game 2 to aid a 13-4
win. In Game 3, Edmonton led by just one run in the top of the ninth. In front of the remains of a
Raptors record 2405 fans, the Hawks dropped five runs in the ninth inning to win 10-4.
Bellingham (2-3) had its own issues away from home with the Kamloops Northpaws. The Bells
lost on Tuesday 3-2 to the NorthPaws, followed by a 7-1 loss at Norbrock Stadium on
Wednesday night. The Bells are currently sixth in the West Coast League (.262) in batting
average but just 11 th in ERA (5.44). Santa Clara commit Conner Smith leads the Bells with a .429
batting average and has hit two doubles and a home run in just four games.

Ridgefield’s Friday and Saturday night games at Bellingham’s Joe Martin Field are scheduled to
start at 6:35 p.m. while Sunday’s matinee will begin at 1:35 p.m.
Tickets to the upcoming home series against Yakima Valley at the RORC are available on
ridgefieldraptors.com. The live stream to listen to the games in Bellingham will be available on
ridgefieldraptors.com/stream. #GoRaps