The Bellingham Bells have added two Gonzaga University players to the 2014 roster. Right-handed pitcher David Bigelow and catcher Jimmy Sinatro will join the Bells for summer 2014.
“Gonzaga players have a good reputation of playing hard and being fundamentally sound,” Bells head coach Jeff James said. “We are lucky to have both of these guys.”
Bigelow, a 6’6” right-handed pitcher from Fox Island, Wash., is a redshirt junior for Gonzaga. As a redshirt freshman in 2012, he made 16 relief appearances for the Bulldogs, maintaining a 2.86 ERA. Bigelow did not allow any runs in nine of his 16 appearances. In 2013 as a redshirt sophomore, Bigelow made 7 appearances and limited hitters to a .226 batting average.
As a senior at Gig Harbor High School, Bigelow had a 1.80 ERA in 34.1 innings with 52 strikeouts and was named to the Washington All-State Baseball Second Team.
“David is a big right-handed pitcher that we expect to contribute greatly to the Bells,” James said. “With his frame he’ll make it very difficult on opposing teams.”
Sinatro, a sophomore, is a 5’10” catcher from Sammamish, Wash. In his rookie season for the Bulldogs in 2013, Sinatro had an on-base percentage of .389 and a fielding percentage of .971.
A graduate of Skyline High School, Sinatro was named a 2012 First Team All-League selection by the Seattle Times. He was drafted in the 35th round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Houston Astros and chose to put the major leagues on hold in order to attend Gonzaga.
"Jimmy saw limited action last season, but is expected to have a bigger role this season for a good Gonzaga club,” James said. “I'm very excited to have him this summer as one of the Bells front-line catchers.”