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Submitted by the Bellingham Bells

The Bellingham Bells are excited to announce the team has clinched the West Coast League North Division’s first half championship, securing a spot in the WCL post-season.

The Bells are off to a hot start to the 2022 season, with a current record of 17-6 with three games remaining in the first half of the season.

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The West Coast League’s 2022 playoff format awards post-season bids to a first half and second half winner in each division, as well as two regular season wild cards (best overall second record of non-qualified teams) from each division. The Bells are the North Division’s first half winner. The South Division has yet to crown a first half winner for the 2022 season.

The Bells will assume the WCL North’s #1 playoff seed and face the North’s #4 seed (second wild card) in a best-of-three series beginning on Tuesday, August 9th. The Bells will take to the road for game one of the series (opponent & location TBD) and then host a playoff game at Joe Martin Field on Wednesday, August 10th at 6:35 p.m. Game three (if needed) will be held at Joe Martin Field on Thursday, August 11th at 6:35 p.m.

The series winner will face the winner of the North’s #2 vs. #3 seed in a one-game playoff (team with best overall season winning percentage hosts). The North champion will then face the South champion in a winner takes all championship game (team with best overall season winning percentage hosts).

Tickets for the August 10th playoff game will be available for sale on Friday, July 8th. Tickets will be available at the Bells team store (3111 Newmarket St # 105), the Joe Martin Field ticket office on game days or www.bellstickets.com.

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