Bells Announce Three Incoming WSU Players for 2023 Season

The Bellingham Bells are excited to announce three incoming Washington State University players will join the Bellingham Bells for the 2023 season. LHP Gio Mezzomo, C Colton Bower, and OF Max Hartman will all be entering their first season at WSU and joining the Bells this June.

Mezzomo will be entering his first season with the Cougars after transferring from Cloud County Community College in Kansas. Mezzomo appeared in 19 games last season for Cloud County, starting seven of them. With the help of two starts each accumulating ten strikeouts, he posted an intriguing 4.06 K/BB last year.

“Gio is an exciting young player,” Bells general manager Stephanie Morrell said. “He is an opposing force on the mound who is going to be tough for hitters to face. We are really looking forward to having him as part of our pitching staff.”

Bower, a Poulsbo native, was ranked the number one catcher in the state of Washington by Perfect Game coming out of North Kitsap High School in 2022. Bower started all four seasons as a varsity catcher and with baseball as his passion, the State Championship-winning three-sport athlete will be entering his first season at WSU.

“Colton is an impressive defensive catcher. He blocks and throws well, and is no doubt continuing to improve as a young player. Colton has had an impressive career thus far and we are really looking forward to the contributions he can make as part of the Bells roster,” Morrell said.

Hartman will also enter his first season at WSU after being one of the topped ranked OF in Canada. Perfect Game ranked Hartman the number one OF in Canada, as well as putting him on the 2022 Canada/Puerto Rico Preseason First Team All-Region. Hartman recently represented Canada in the U-18 Baseball World Cup this past September in Florida.

“Max is known for being incredibly athletic, and a real asset both at the plate and in the field. He will be a great addition to our roster,” Morrell said.

This promising group of Cougars will be exciting to cheer for this summer.

The Bells Opening Day is June 2, 2023, against the Edmonton Riverhawks at Joe Martin Field.

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Stephanie Morrell

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Phone: (360) 746-0409