The Bells are excited to welcome catcher Casey Buckley and infielder Jack Van Remortel to the 2021 roster.
“We are thrilled to be establishing a new relationship with the Michigan program,” Bells general manager Stephanie Morrell said. “The Wolverines are commonly regarded as a top tier national baseball program. Both Casey and Jack come highly regarded as skilled players, excellent teammates and first-class individuals. We really look forward to having them in Bellingham this summer.”
Buckley is a junior from Long Beach, Calif. pursuing a degree in Communications. In 2018, he was a Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American and was ranked the No. 18 catcher in California by Perfect Game.
“Casey adds a consistent presence for us behind the plate,” Morrell said. “He is an experienced catcher, and we expect him to improve greatly through increased daily reps during the summer. Casey is described to us as a hard worker, a great teammate and a player who will do whatever he can to help the team. We can’t wait to see him on the diamond for the Bells this summer!”
Van Remortel is also a junior from Carmel, Ind. He was ranked the No. 1 third baseman in the state during his senior year at Carmel High School by Perfect Game. He is pursuing a degree in Sport Management.
“Jack is a talented infielder who had a very bright prep career,” Morrell said. “He played in 16 games during his freshman season (2019) and helped the Wolverines reach the College World Series championship that season. We expect Jack to be an important part of our daily lineup, a player who really can help us defensively and also be a leader in the clubhouse.”
Both Van Remortel and Buckley are listed at 6-foot-1 and will bring defensive skill and size to the Bells roster.