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Hellinger Named to Perfect Game Summer Collegiate All-American First Team

08/25/2016 4:39 PM

Sam Hellinger was named to the 2016 Perfect Game Summer Collegiate All-American First Team, the organization announced today.

Hellinger was one of two WCL selections to be included on the first-team, and one of four WCL selections overall.

Hellinger, a senior RHP from Gonzaga University, was spectacular for the Bells during the 2016 season, finishing the summer campaign with a combined .50 ERA for all games played (regular season, non-league and playoff appearances). Hellinger picked up 15 saves in 36.1 innings pitched with only 10 walks issued.  Hellinger was also named to the West Coast League All-League First Team at the conclusion of the 2016 season.

"We are extremely proud of Sam," Bells' general manager Stephanie Morrell said.  "He is certainly very deserving.  Sam is a true competitor, a talented pitcher and a great teammate.  We know he has great things yet to come in his future and look forward to watching his progress during his senior season at Gonzaga."

Other WCL selections to the 2016 Perfect Game Summer Collection All-American First Team include:

  • Zach Draper (P, Yakima Valley Pippins)
  • Josh Mitchell (P, Victoria HarbourCats)
  • Austin Dondanville (P, Victoria HarbourCats)

For the entire list of 2016 Perfect Game Summer Collegiate All-American Honorees, click here.

About the Bellingham Bells

The Bellingham Bells are a summer collegiate, wood bat baseball team and a member of the West Coast League.  During the months of June, July & August, the Bells compete in a 57-game season, playing home games at Joe Martin Field in Bellingham and traveling to compete with other WCL teams in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. The Bells strive to contribute to a strong and vibrant community through affordable, family-friendly entertainment. 

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