The Bells are excited to announce the return of RHP Will Armbruester to the 2021 roster. Armbruester has one season in the West Coast League under his belt after appearing in 11 games with the Bells during the 2019 campaign.
Armbruester is currently a sophomore at the University of New Mexico and his last outing for the Lobos was on March 11, 2020 before the season was cancelled.
“We couldn’t be more excited to return Will to the 2021 roster,” Bells’ general manager Stephanie Morrell said. “Not only do we know him to be a high-character competitor and an excellent teammate, Will has also benefitted from the opportunity to learn, grow and improve in the almost two years that have passed since he played for the Bells in 2019.”
Armbruester ended the 2019 season with a record of 2-3, an ERA of 5.08 and 28 strikeouts. He appeared in one at-bat and notched a homerun against the Yakima Valley Pippins on June 16, 2019 in a 19-2 Bells win.
“We expect Will to be a consistent, steady force on our pitching staff,” Morrell said. “We look forward to welcoming him back to Bellingham this summer!”
The 6-foot-6, 225-pound Sammamish, Wash. native graduated from Eastside Catholic High School and was ranked the No. 4 prep recruit in the state of Washington for the class of 2019.
Armbruester will provide a powerful presence on the mound with a large pitching frame and an opportunity to define his impressive arsenal in another summer with the Bells.