Zavisubin is preparing for his junior season pitching for Puget Sound. Last year, he joined the Bells on a 10-day contract to open the season, but he stayed on the roster throughout the summer and had a large impact, compiling a 4-1 record, a 2.57 ERA and two saves in 20 appearances. He struck out 27 and walked just 11in 35 innings and made three postseason appearances as Bellingham reached the WCL Championship Series.
“Josh was instrumental to our success in 2016,” Bells general manager Stephanie Morrell said in a release. “He is a fierce competitor who always gives his team the best chance to win. He’s also a great teammate who represents our franchise very well. It is always really special when we are able to have a locally grown athlete join our team. We couldn’t be happier to have Josh represent his hometown for a second summer.”
The Bells are scheduled to open the season June 2 when they host Gresham at Joe Martin Field.