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July 10, 2008 8:51 AM

Locker's baseball season ends this weekend

Posted by Bob Condotta

The Bellingham Bells announced today that Jake Locker will play his final three games with the team this weekend when the team hosts Corvallis.

The games are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Joe Martin Field in Bellingham.

Locker will then put the baseball gear away for the summer to rest up and train for the football season.

"Jake is going to take a couple of weeks to rest and recharge his batteries before he starts camp with the Huskies,'' said Bellingham coach Brandon Newell in a statement. "He has been a tremendous addition to this team, and a great teammate as well.''

Locker announced last winter he planned to play this summer for the Bells, in their first season of ownership by Brett Sports.

Many UW fans immediately worried how it would impact his preparation for this season. Turns out, probably not much at all. Locker said all along he would make football his priority and he has played in just seven games, hitting .227 (5-22) with a homer and three RBI.

There had been some thought he might play in 30 games or more and take some road trips. Instead, playing three more this weekend means Locker will end up playing just 10 games. All will have been in Bellingham.

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