Hudson, a 6-foot-6-inch, 251-pound righty from Bothell, Washington, is a two-sport athlete as he also plays tight end for the UW football team. The freshman is redshirting this season for the Huskies’ baseball team and has been juggling baseball practice with spring football.
Featuring a fastball that reaches 92 miles per hour, Hudson went 6-1 on the mound during his senior season at Bothell High School, while he was also a first-team all-state selection at tight end.
“Evan is a great all-around athlete who has a lively arm,” said Bells manager Gary Hatch. “Focusing on baseball this summer will be beneficial to him as he discovers just how good he can be.”
Schmitt is a 6-foot-7-inch, 225-pound sophomore played prep baseball at W.F. West High School in Chehalis, Washington. A transfer, he played two years, including a redshirt season, at Centralia Community College.
Last season, he posted a 3-2 record with a dominant 0.69 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 71 1/3 innings pitched. Schmitt’s season included a start against Southwestern Oregon in which he allowed no hits in seven innings. A veteran of the West Coast League, Schmitt pitched for the Kitsap BlueJackets last summer.
“Tyson has the qualities of a dominant pitcher. He’s very tall, has a mid-90s fastball, and gets a lot of strikeouts,” said Hatch. “We look forward to having him to solidify our pitching staff.”
The Bells open their season on Friday, June 3rd at Joe Martin Field against the Kelowna Falcons. For information regarding tickets, group packages and/or sponsorships, please contact the Bellingham Bells offices at (360) 527-1035 or via email at [email protected]