12/07/2020 10:08 AM
The Bells are excited to welcome Stanford freshman RHP Tommy O’Rourke and Stanford commit catcher Charlie Saum to the 2021 roster.
“It is always fantastic to have Stanford players on the roster,” Bells general manager Stephanie Morrell said. “There have been many great Cardinal players who have come to Bellingham over the years.”
O’Rourke graduated from Seton Hall Preparatory High School in West Orange, New Jersey, this year where he helped his team make consecutive State Tournament appearances and also played varsity quarterback.
“Tommy O’Rourke is an exciting addition to the pitching staff,” Morrell said. “He is a hard throwing right-hander who had an outstanding prep career. We look forward to having him in Bellingham this summer!”
Saum will graduate from Thousand Oaks High School in the spring of 2021 where he has been coached by longtime shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates Jack Wilson. Saum excels behind the plate and enjoys the play calling aspect that comes with the catcher role.
“Charlie is a very talented young catcher. He has been recognized as a top prospect because of his ability not only to control the game from behind the plate, but also to contribute offensively,” Morrell said. “He has had a lot of success in his young career and has had the chance to be part of some very talented teams. We expect him to be a fierce competitor, a great teammate and an asset on offense and defense. We are very so much looking forward to Charlie joining our team!”
Saum and O’Rourke will have a prime opportunity to hone in their pitcher-catcher relationship when in Bellingham next summer.