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Pair of OSU Cowboys Set to Come West to Bellingham

02/25/2019 1:16 PM

 The Bellingham Bells have announced the addition of one current and one future Oklahoma State Cowboy to their 2019 roster. Peyton Battenfield, a junior right-hander, and catcher Nick DeNicola, an Oklahoma State commit, will spend the summer in Bellingham competing for a West Coast League title.

 

Battenfield is a six-foot-four-inch native of Claremore, Okla. who has had a successful first two seasons at OSU. A 2018 All-Big 12 honorable mention selection, Battenfield led the team with 26 appearances last year. He sported a 4.66 ERA with 62 strikeouts in 56 innings.

 

“Peyton is a late innings guy with the ability to start games,” Bells manager Bob Miller said. “He pitches between 89-92 mph with a true power curveball and throws meaningful innings at OSU. He should be a big part of our staff next summer.”

 

A sports management major, Battenfield also helped the Cowboys to their second Big 12 title as a freshman in 2017.

 

DeNicola begins his first year at Paris Junior College after spending his two prior collegiate seasons at West Virginia University.

 

The six-foot Hanover, N.J. native is now a redshirt sophomore at Paris where he is off to a hot start, leading junior college baseball with seven homeruns through the first month of the year.

 

“Nick is a quality defensive catcher,” Miller said. “He should be a great asset to our pitchers with his ability to receive pitches and block balls in the dirt. Offensively, Nick should provide a physical presence to our lineup.” 

 

Battenfield and DeNicola will begin the year with the Bells on June 4 against the Kelowna Falcons at Joe Martin Field.



About the Bellingham Bells

The Bellingham Bells are a summer collegiate, wood bat baseball team and a member of the West Coast League.  During the months of June, July & August, the Bells compete in a 57-game season, playing home games at Joe Martin Field in Bellingham and traveling to compete with other WCL teams in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. The Bells strive to contribute to a strong and vibrant community through affordable, family-friendly entertainment. 

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