Two more to return for Bells


Outfielder Nate Anderson and right-handed pitcher Michael Rucker will return to play for the Bellingham Bells in 2014.

Anderson, a sophomore outfielder at Bellevue College, is originally from Bellevue. A three-year letter winner at Newport High School, Anderson posted a .318 batting average with 13 RBI and two home runs as a senior in 2012. As a Bell in 2013, Anderson collected 14 hits in 21 games, with five of those going for extra bases. With an on base percentage of .347, he had the ability to impact games on the base paths.

A sophomore from Brigham Young, Michael Rucker is a right-handed pitcher from Lake Tapps. As a freshman at Gonzaga University in 2012, Rucker had a 1-0 record with two saves. After sitting out the 2013 season due to NCAA transfer rules, Rucker will play his inaugural season for BYU in 2014. For the Bells in 2013, Rucker posted the team's fourth lowest ERA of 1.80, allowing only two earned runs in 10 innings while striking out 12.

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