Hurricane rings ‘Victory Bell’ in 10-0 win over Blue Lions


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Wilmington’s Brett Bell (left) in a photo from a game earlier in the year against Little Miami.


WILMINGTON — Brett Bell was dominant on the mound Tuesday as Wilmington blanked Washington 10-0 in five innings in South Central Ohio League baseball at the WHS diamond.

Bell faced 17 batters in five innings, striking out six and walking two. He gave up just two hits. Of his 60 pitches, 48 were for strikes.

“We tell our guys 2:1 (ratio of strikes to balls) is what we want and he blew it out of the water,” WHS coach Dustin James said. “He relief on his defense and was in command of the plate.”

At the plate, Alex Meyer had three hits and drove in three runs. He doubled and scored a run. Drew Carey had two hits. Chris Wolary doubled, scored twice and knocked in a run. Chad Davis also doubled.

Each player in the WHS lineup reached base, James said. Zach Wyrick, Kyler Reed, Stephen Krause and Ryan Hottinger had singles.

In the field, James said Chad Davis “went a good distance to pick a ball off the fence” in foul territory. Wolary threw a runner out at home plate from his position in right field. Second baseman Nate Lakes and shortstop Krause “turned a perfectly executed double play,” said James.

“When we play games where it all comes together like tonight, we can be a pretty good team who can win a lot of games throughout the remainder of the season,” said James.

WHS plays at Hillsboro Wednesday and at Miami Trace on Friday.

Wilmington’s Brett Bell (left) in a photo from a game earlier in the year against Little Miami.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/04/web1_BB_wil_brettbellruns.jpgWilmington’s Brett Bell (left) in a photo from a game earlier in the year against Little Miami.

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