The Bells are pleased to announce the signing of three players from the UCLA Bruins. Infielder Trent Chatterton, and pitchers Jacob Ehret and Chase Radan will join the Bells for the 2013 season.
Trent Chatterton, a 5’8 right handed hitting infielder from Garden Grove, CA is a freshman at UCLA. Chatterton was a four-year letterwinner at Pacifica High School. As a senior, the righty hit .363 with 24 runs, 6 doubles, two triples, and 15 RBI’s. Chatterton led Pacifica to the 2012 CIF Division II Championship, delivering a walk off RBI single in the title game. “Trent is an accomplished hitter who we can use around the infield,” said Bells Assistant Coach Jim Clem. “He’s a terrific young man who will be fun to watch play.”
Jacob Ehret, a 6’3 right-handed pitcher from San Dimas, CA is a redshirt freshman at UCLA. Ehret was the Florida Marlins 37th round selection out of San Dimas High School in the 2011 draft, but declined to sign and became a Bruin. The righty went 4-1 with a 2.72 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 56.2 IP as a senior at San Dimas HS. Ehret led his team to the 2011 Valley Vista League Championship. Ehret was scheduled to play for the Bells in 2012, but knee surgery kept him from playing in Bellingham. “We are really looking forward to finally having Jacob in a Bells uniform this summer,” said Clem. “He is a talented, hard throwing righty, who should get plenty of opportunities to pitch this summer.”
Chase Radan, a 6’4 right-handed pitcher from Tustin, CA is a freshman for the Bruins. A two-year varsity letterwinner at Matter Dei High School, Radan went 1-0 with a 0.84 ERA with 29 strikeouts and three saves in 15 games as a senior. He was named Matter Dei’s Pitcher of the Year in 2012, helping them to a win in the National High School Invitational in Cary, N.C. “With a college season under his belt, and a years tutelage from Coach Savage, Radan should be ready to step in and pitch some quality innings for the Bells,” said Clem. “We hear great things about him and think he will really help our staff.”
“Coach Savage and his staff have built UCLA into one of the elite college baseball programs in the country,” said Clem. “We are excited and know that all three players have the ability to help our team excel this summer.”