The Bellingham Bells are excited to announce outfielders Daniel Gernon and Josh Trujillo will return to Joe Martin Field for a second consecutive summer.
Gernon tied for first in games played with the Bells last summer at 48 and led off the batting order in 25 games.
Gernon led the Bells in at-bats with 175, notching four home runs and stealing a team-leading 12 bases.
“Daniel is the type of dedicated athlete that teams are built around,” Bells head coach Adam Geaslen said. “A consummate worker that leads by example. Daniel is a toolsy centerfielder that can go and get it with the best of them. He is a big physical, top of the line-up guy with game changing speed. I couldn’t be more excited for Daniel to be returning to Bellingham this summer.”
After finishing the 2022 season with Lower Columbia College, Gernon will transfer to University of South Carolina – Upstate.
Trujillo joined the Bells as a 10-day player in the beginning of 2021 and played nine games. He batted .281 and scored seven runs on nine hits. Defensively, Trujillo was placed in centerfield for eight of nine games played.
2022 will mark Trujillo’s first season with Old Dominion University after transferring from Tacoma Community College after the 2021 season.
“Josh is an impactful player with a tremendously high ceiling,” Geaslen said. “A left-handed bat with a mature approach that will utilize all fields. Simply put, Josh can fly! He combines speed with one of the stronger throwing arms around, making him a tremendous defensive asset to the ball club. A high character individual that brings so much to our organization.”