2014 - SOPHOMORE
Appeared on the mound in 12 games and 21.2 innings ... pitched season-high 4.1 innings in second career start vs. Michigan State at the B1G Tourney (5/24) ... recorded season ERA of 3.50 and 2-1 record, with wins at Jacksonville and Iowa (3.0 IP, two-hit relief) ... struck out 16 batters in 2014 ... returned to practice in week two of the spring following knee surgery.
2013 - FRESHMAN
Named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Feb. 18) after his collegiate debut in the season opener; tossing four scoreless innings to earn the win over #4 Louisville ... combined with Joey DeNato and Ryan Halstead to shutout the Cardinals ... posted a season ERA of 3.41 and 1-0 record in 14 appearances, including a start, spanning 29 innings ... struck out 17 batters while issuing just five walks ... ERA dipped to 2.08 in five relief outings during Big Ten play ... allowed a lone run in his final six appearances (8.1 innings) of the year ... blanked Miami (OH) for three frames in the Bart Kaufman Field grand opening, a 15-1 victory over the RedHawks.
Kansas 5A Player of the Year ... two-time first team All-Kansas first baseman ... batted .444 and drove in 24 runs as a senior ... excelled on the mound as well, going 7-2 with a 2.18 ERA in 55 innings ... posted a 7-1 mark, 1.91 ERA in 66 innings as a junior; adding a .411 batting clip ... led Blue Valley High School to the state title game in 2012 and a third-place finish in 2011 ... also lettered in basketball.
The son of Marvin and Susan Bell ... born on October 29, 1993 ... has a sister, Meredith ... majoring in Pre-History.