The Bells are excited to welcome four highly toutesd players from Tulane University to the 2022 roster.
“Working with Coach Jewett and the Tulane program is a true pleasure,” Bells general manager Stephanie Morrell said. “We have come to really look forward to meeting the new round of Green Wave players every year. Coach Jewett runs a solid program with high character, hardworking athletes and we feel fortunate to be able to partner.”
Right-hander Lane Thomas is in his redshirt junior season with the Green Wave. His first season with Tulane was 2021 when he made six outings from the bullpen.
“Lane is a talented pitcher with a ton of potential,” Morrell said. “He’s a strike thrower and a competitor, we look forward to seeing him on the mound this summer.”
Thomas spent his first two collegiate seasons at Jones County Junior College where he gathered a 9-2 record and a 3.02 ERA his freshman season.
Freshman outfielder and pitcher Teo Banks was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 12th round of the 2021 MLB Draft shortly after he turned 18. The dual threat decided that pursing growth and an education at Tulane was the right move.
“Teo is an incredibly athletic and exciting player,” Morrell said. “He has the ability to not only contribute offensively, but also as part of the pitching staff. His versatility will be huge for the team this summer and I know fans will love watching him both at the plate and on the mound!”
Freshman infielder Gavin Schulz is a New Orleans native and played four seasons of varsity baseball for Holy Cross High School where he batted a cumulative average of .390.
“Gavin is an exciting addition to the Bells roster,” Morrell said. “He’s a player fans should expect to get on base regularly and also one to watch defensively, as he’s a talented infielder who can really patrol the middle of the infield.”
Another dual threat, freshman outfielder and RHP Jackson Linn graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School in Cambridge, Mass., and was ranked the No. 45 outfielder in the country in 2021 by Perfect Game.
Linn was also drafted in the 2021 MLB Draft by the Houston Astros in the 20th round but opted to pursue a collegiate career at Tulane.
“Jackson will add some offensive spark to the Bells this summer,” Morrell said. “He is a hitter who consistently finds a way to get on base and make things happen. He’ll also bring speed to the outfield. Overall, Jackson is an exciting player who we expect will make an immediate impact on the team.”
This group from the Tulane Green Wave will be exciting to watch this summer in Bellingham.
The Bells Opening Day is May 31, 2022, against the Springfield Drifters at Joe Martin Field.