|40 Bobby Bell
Enters the 2008 season in outstanding shape... Hard work has been the main component of continued improvemnt.
Wayne Graham said -- "Bobby is a known quality. He wants to pitch this year and certainly has the ability to be a top Division I pitcher."
2007: Endured a frustrating season watching from the dugout while teammates won the conference championship, a super regional, and advanced to the College World Series... Was sidelined for the entire season after pitching only two-thirds of an inning on opening day on the road at Texas State... Faced only five batters, allowing just three hits and striking out one...
2006: All-Conference USA (second team); C-USA All-Tournament; C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll... Moved into a weekend starter's role with aplomb... Battled back from an injury early in the season to compile an undefeated 8-0 record in 73.1 innings of work... Stretched his career record to 12-0 dating back to his freshman season... Made 18 appearances, with 11 starts... Last outing was in the victory over Miami in the winner's bracket game at the College World Series... Worked a combined 8.2 innings in the NCAA Tournament (the CWS, Super Regional and Regional) without a decision...Held 286 hitters to a combined .269 batting average... Posted wins over CWS participant Cal. State Fullerton and NCAA regional teams Houston and Southern Miss (twice)... Held Southern Miss to a run on four hits in 7.0 innings in the C-USA Tournament... Beat UCF on the road with a season-long 7.2 innings... Fourth on the team in innings despite missing three weeks... Began in the bullpen when he returned to action and contributed by notching saves over East Carolina, Tulane and Texas A&M on the road... Struck out a season-high seven in a C-USA start at Memphis, but left after 5.0 innings with the Owls holding a comfortable 19-2 lead... Fanned six or more hitters in a game six times... Averaged 7.5 strikeouts per 9.0 innings... Displayed outstanding control, allowing just 2.6 walks per 9.0 innings with only four wild pitches... Played in the Cape Cod Baseball League (Bourne Braves) over the summer...
2005: Freshman All-America, relief pitcher (Collegiate Baseball); WAC All-Academic; All-Silver Glove Series... Stepped into first Division I season like a veteran, posting a perfect 4-0 record with a 2.77 ERA in 52 innings... Second on the pitching staff in appearances
(24) and games in relief (18), tied for third in games finished (9) and tied for fourth in starts (6)... Fifth in strikeouts (51)... Averaged 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings... Held 183 hitters faced to a composite .191 batting average, the best mark on the team for
players with at least 20 innings... Allowed just 6.1 hits and 2.4 walks per nine innings... Averaged 4.2 innings per start, but short three and two inning stints in starts against nationally-ranked foes Baylor and LSU were predetermined before the first pitch... Pitched a career-long eight innings while scattering six hits and striking out four in the third game of the Houston series... Registered solid outings against quality opponents, including a 0.87 ERA in 10.1 innings in six games against three opponents that would go on to reach the College World Series... Maintained a 1.93 ERA in 14
innings against teams that made the NCAA tournament... Earned first career win in first career start, throwing six innings and striking out a career-high seven against Purdue... Also notched wins against Baylor, Hawaii and Houston... Fired three perfect innings in home start vs. Baylor... Fired four strikeouts for the final 1.2 innings of the 9-7 win over LSU at the Baton Rouge Regional... Lone save was 2.2 scoreless frames on the road at top-ranked Tulane in the opening game of the New Orleans Super Regional... Made his Division I debut out of the bullpen against Baylor at the Minute Maid Park College Classic, allowing just one hit while striking out five in three innings.
2004 graduate of Fort Worth Country Day School... Four-year starter and letterman for the Falcons... Coached by former major leaguer Cecil Espy... Voted MVP as a sophomore in 2002... Two-time all-Southwest Preparatory Conference selection and two-time all-league honorable mention... Three-year letterman
and starter in volleyball... MVP and all-SPC honoree for the Falcons... Carried a 93 percent grade point average and made the honor roll... Voted top math student his junior year.
Full Name: Robert Edward Bell. Born: Aug. 26,
1985 in New Braunfels. Parents: J.D. and Barbara Bell, Aledo (one brother). Major: computational and applied mathematics. College: Will Rice.
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