The Bells are excited to announce the return of three right handers from last summer. RHP Kyle Dunning, RHP Aaron Barokas and RHP Carter Parcher will join the Bells pitching staff for their second season.
“We are extremely excited to have all three of these talented individuals returning to Bellingham for the 2022 campaign,” head coach Adam Geaslen said.
Dunning made two appearances in 2021 which included one start in Wenatchee where he pitched 4.2 innings in a Bells 12-3 victory. The game ended after 6.5 innings due to a torrential downpour which stopped the action.
“Kyle Dunning is one of those always reliable arms you love to have coming into the game,” Geaslen said. “The combination of his heavy 2-seam fastball and his explosive slider make him very tough on opposing hitters. Kyle attacks each outing with laser focus and Bell’s fans can definitely count on seeing this young man on the mound with the game on the line.”
Dunning pitched eight innings last summer and registered eight strikeouts with one walk. He recently transferred to Michigan State University from Tacoma Community College and will embark on his first season with the Spartans this spring.
Barokas appeared in eight games last summer and allowed one run in 14.2 innings pitched. During the season, Aaron explored transfer options from Bellevue College and decided on Butler University. He will begin his first season with the Bulldogs this spring.
“Aaron Barokas is a gifted right-hander that seems to get better with each and every game he pitches,” Geaslen said. “He is a big strong athlete that has a very high ceiling. Aaron’s pitch arsenal fits more into a starter role, so we are looking for him to take the ball and set the tone for that night’s game. Aaron is a tireless worker that is constantly developing his craft making him a great leader both on the field and in the clubhouse.”
Parcher will also make his debut in a new environment at Cal State Bakersfield this year after he transferred from Skagit Valley College. In Parcher’s first season with the Bells, he tossed 15.2 innings in nine appearances and ended with a 2.87 ERA.
“Having home grown talent such as Carter Parcher on the pitching staff means a great deal to the Bells organization,” Geaslen said. “Carter is a guy that will give us quality innings in a relief role. He demonstrates a 3-pitch mix and has the ability to command both sides of the plate. Carter is a high-character individual that leads through his actions.”