Anderson to Return to Bells Pitching Staff for 2017 Season

Cody Anderson, a member of the Bellingham Bells pitching staff during the 2015 season, will return for 2017, the team announced today.

Anderson, a junior left-handed pitcher at Washington State University, pitched 34 innings for the Bells during the 2015 season.  Finishing the season with a 3.38 ERA and 2-0 record, Anderson recorded 22 strikeouts as the Bells captured the West Coast League West Division championship.

“Cody was a big contributor to our success in 2015, appearing in 18 games,” Bells’ general manager Stephanie Morrell said.  “Since his time with us two years ago, Cody has continued to develop as a talented left-handed pitcher. In Cody, the Bells add not only a key contributor to the pitching staff, but also a great teammate who will set a strong example for all of the incoming 2017 Bells.  We are absolutely thrilled to have Cody returning to Bellingham!”

Anderson was signed by Division I Washington State University in 2016 after a successful junior college career at Bellevue College.  With Bellevue College in 2016, Anderson ended the season 4-2 with 47 strikeouts and a 2.76 ERA in 52 innings.

Originally from Marysville, Wash., Anderson is a graduate of Marysville-Pilchuck High School.  He was a two-time first-team All-Wesco selection for Marysville-Pilchuck. During his senior year at MPHS, he threw one perfect game and one no-hitter.

 

About the Bellingham Bells:

The Bellingham Bells are a summer, wood bat, collegiate baseball team that plays in the West Coast League (www.westcoastleague.com).  The Bells play their home games at Joe Martin Field in Bellingham and their field staff includes Greg Goetz (Head Coach), Jim Clem (Assistant Coach/Pitching), Jake Whisler (Assistant Coach) and Rick Teegarden (Assistant Coach).  Former Bells players who have spent time in Major League Baseball include:  Jeff Francis (Colorado Rockies), Kevin Richardson (Texas Rangers), Ty Taubenheim (Toronto Blue Jays) and Marc Rzepczynski (Seattle Mariners).

 

Contact:
Bellingham Bells (www.bellinghambells.com)

Stephanie Morrell

Email: stephanie@bellinghambells.com

Phone: (360) 746-0409