Crescenta Valley High's Trevor Bell has another dominant run snapped

Baseball: Former Falcon sees scoreless streak come to a close on solo shot Wednesday night, yet is still enjoying impressive season.

August 15, 2013|By Andrew Shortall,
  • Crescenta Valley High graduate Trevor Bell has been enjoying an impressive bounce-back year with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos.
Crescenta Valley High graduate Trevor Bell has been enjoying… (Courtesy of Michael…)

The following are updates on local baseball players at the minor league level.

Trevor Bell (Crescenta Valley High, 2005) Pensacola Blue Wahoos pitcher: While it wasn’t to triple-A, Bell recently received a promotion with the double-A Pensacola Wahoos.

The Crescenta Valley High graduate has emerged as the team’s closer and recorded saves in eight of his last nine outings. The increase in responsibility came after he kept a perfect earned-run average in tact through 10 appearances and 13 innings.

Ironically, Bell cemented himself as the shut-down reliever after his worst outing of the season, when he was tagged for his first earned run — four in total — in 10-5 loss to the Huntsville Stars on July 20.

Bell was enjoying another perfect run, not allowing a run and just seven base runners (four hits, three walks) over the next nine appearances and 10 innings pitched, before he ran into the Mississippi Braves’ Tommy La Stella Wednesday.


With the Blue Wahoos clinging to a 2-1 lead, Bell was called on in the top of the ninth as usual. He started out strong, recording a full-count punchout and a groundout, before La Stella connected on a 2-0 pitch to tie the game.

After falling short of a walk-off win, Pensacola sent Bell, who’d struck out 11 batters and recorded eight saves over his past nine appearances, back out to pitch the 10th and he faced the minimum three batters after a leadoff strikeout, single and double-play grounder. The Blue Wahoos went on to the lose the game, 3-2, in the 14th inning.

Bell is currently sporting a 1.73 earned-run average, 13 saves and 31 strikeouts to seven walks in 26 innings. He’s also holding opposing batters to a .180 average and 0.88 WHIP.

The Blue Wahoos were in fourth place out of five teams in the second half of the Southern League South Division season at 25-26 coming into Thursday. They’re 50-70 on the year.

Christian Bergman (St. Francis High, 2006) starting pitcher, Tulsa Drillers: If there was any question, Bergman has bounced back.

The former Golden Knights standout struggled throughout July, when he posted a 5.52 earned-run average in five starts. He gave up 11 runs, 17 hits and four homers in 11 innings in his final two outings in July.

Bergman opened August by recording his third career shutout in the Colorado Rockies organization Aug. 2.

He followed that by winning his next two games, allowing just two runs in each outing to improve to 8-7.

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