Defending the 2014 West Coast League title, the 2015 Bells roster came in ready to battle and defend their trophy. The team went 34-22 on the season and made it back to the playoffs for the third time in four seasons. The North Division Champion Bells fell just short of a return to the WCL Championship Series, but the final result does not take away from their successes throughout the season!
Today, we look back on members of the 2015 Bellingham Bells roster to see where life and baseball has since taken them. Whether they are playing baseball professionally, still taking the field for their college teams, or have hung up their cleats and become successful in the professional world, each Bells player will always remain an important member of the Bells family.
*Hyperlinks included on the majority of players names to take to their respective baseball bios and stats.
In the minors:
The 2015 Bells had three former players drafted into this major leagues, all who are currently playing in the minor league system.
Calomeni was drafted in the ninth round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies. He spent the 2016 season with the Boise Hawks (Single-A Short Season), recording an ERA of 2.33 in 19.1 innings.
Harris spent 2016 with the Washington Nationals' Gulf Coast Team (Rookie League) after being drafted by the Nationals in the ninth round of the 2016 draft. Last season with the GCL Nationals, Harris hit .301 over the season in 73 at bats.
After being drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 29th round of the 2016 draft, Olis spent his time split between two Marlins' affiliates. After appearing in 28 games for the Marlins' Gulf Coast Team, Olis was called up to the Batavia Muckdogs (Single-A Short Season) and appeared in 26 games. He recorded a season batting average of .246 in 199 at bats.
Still in school:
The majority of the roster from the 2015 season is still competing at the collegiate level, in variety programs across the country.
Anderson is currently a junior pitcher for the WSU Cougars. He is currently maintaining a 2.37 ERA and leading the team in wins (3). Anderson was also a part of the combined no-hitter by WSU on March 5th, 2017. Anderson will return to the Bells' pitching staff in 2017.
Currently, in his junior season, Courtney is a pitcher for the University of Maine Black Bears. Over 34.3 innings, he has recorded 33 strikeouts with an ERA of 4.93 and two wins.
A two-year Bell (2015 & 2016), Haworth is currently a right-handed pitcher for Chico State in his junior season. Over 55.2 innings pitched, he has recorded 56 strikeouts and an ERA of 2.75.
Higa is a right-handed pitcher for George Fox University in his senior season.
Howard currently has a team-low ERA of 1.60 for the Cal-Poly Mustangs. On the 2017 season, has thrown 40 strikeouts in 33.2 innings.
Zach Johnson (Oklahoma Wesleyan U)
Johnson, a three-year Bell (2014, 2015, 2016), was a part of three playoff runs with the Bells, and was a key contributor to the pitching staff during all three seasons. Johnson is currently finishing his collegiate career at Oklahoma Wesleyan University.
Nesbitt is currently a junior pitcher at the University of Washington.
In his junior season, Schneider is a pitcher for the Arizona State University Sun Devils.
Storedahl has committed to Marshall University for next season and will join former teammate and Bells alumni, Shane Hanon. Currently, he is a sophomore pitcher at Edmonds Community College.
Summerville has started 4 of his 6 appearances so far during the 2017 season with the Cardinal. The junior pitcher has also recorded an ERA of 2.88.
Todd is a redshirt sophomore and left-handed pitcher for ASU.
Way is currently a pitcher for the University of the Cumberlands. In seven game appearances, he has pitched 15 innings with an ERA of 5.40. Way also returned to Bellingham for the 2016 season.
Larsen is having a great year for BYU, batting .349, with five home runs and 27 RBIs so far during his senior season.
Batting .317 over his career at George Fox, Reichenbach has hit three balls over the fence this season.
Currently an infielder in his junior season, Branton is with the Stanford Cardinals.
Batting .231, Kuet has made 11 appearances in the infield for Stanford.
With 3 home runs on the season, the sophomore infielder has recorded a batting average of .219.
The junior outfielder has recorded a .200 batting average on the season and appeared in 22 games for the UW Huskies in 2017.
Appearing in 17 games with 17 starts, Della Fera is batting .215 for the Maine Black Bears in his senior season.
In his senior campaign, Stroosma is currently with the Seattle University Redhawks. Stroosma is hitting .331 on the season with three home runs and 23 RBI.
Out of School:
Brice Longanecker (Morehead State) is currently completing his degree at Washington State University. Andrew Kemmerer (Central Arkansas), Patrick McGrath (WSU), Kyle Rossman (PLU), Patrick McGrath (WSU), Chase Scott (University of Southern Mississippi), Alex Galgano (University of Washington) and Chris Beall (Arizona State University) have all finished their careers for their respective colleges. Two year Bell, Dustin Breshears (Gonzaga), is pursuing an MBA at Gonzaga.