The Bellingham Bells have added multiple ten-day players to the 2017 roster. The ten-day player class consists of 10 pitchers, two catchers, two infielders and two outfielders.
“This is a group of quality players and we believe each one of them could make a big difference in our early season success,” said Bells pitching coach and recruiting coordinator Jim Clem. “We have had our eyes on these particular players for a while.”
Due to the varying academic schedules, players will arrive in Bellingham at different times in June. This causes some players to miss the early part of the season, requiring that the ten-day players fill out the roster in the early part of the season. The Bells retain the option to keep any of these players after their ten-day contracts expire.
“These ten-day players are extremely important to our team, regardless of whether they make the full-time roster,” Clem noted.
Returners from the 2016 Bells, Austin Shenton, graduate of Bellingham High School, David Stealy, graduate of Squalicum High School, and Keenan Lum, lead a large and talented group of 16 ten-day contract players.
The ten-day players include:
· Kash Koltermann, LHP, Bellevue College
· Jimmy Boyce, RHP, Edmonds Community College
· Connor Sage, LHP, Everett Community College
· Cooper Misic, RHP, Central Washington University
· Keenan Lum, LHP, University of Northern Colorado
· Merle Rowan-Kennedy, RHP, University of Puget Sound
· Michael Warnick, RHP, University of Puget Sound
· David Stealy, RHP, Skagit Valley College
· Chad Gideon, RHP, Pacific Lutheran University
· Luke Manuel, RHP, New Mexico Junior College
· Ricardo Barraza, University of Puget Sound
· Evan Hurn, Edmonds Community College
· Rylan Cratsenberg, Pierce College
· Austin Shenton, Bellevue College
· Taylor Poffenroth, Edmonds Community College