Prep Baseball & Softball

Bellingham’s Farrell steps down from baseball program

Bellingham High School baseball coach David Farrell announced in an email Wednesday he will step down after six seasons leading the Red Raiders.

Bellingham posted a 64-62 record with Farrell at the helm and reached the Class 2A Northwest District Tournament four times. Bellingham’s best season was 2012, when it went 15-7, advanced to the district title game and to the first round of the state tournament for just the fifth time in program history and the first time since 2005.

“He’s a class act,” Bellingham athletic director Chad Larson said of Farrell. “He was the guy you want mentoring and coaching your kids. It’s a big loss. He put a lot into the program, and he got great results from it. We’re going to miss him.”

Farrell helped develop University of Washington recruit Austin Shenton, who graduated this month, but the team went 6-14 and missed the postseason in 2016.

Larson said the vacancy has been posted, and he hopes to start the interview process later this summer.