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Bells add Gonzaga pitcher, catcher to roster

The Bellingham Bells, a summer, wood bat, collegiate baseball team, will add two Gonzaga University players to the 2015 roster, the team announced Monday, Feb. 23. Pitcher Justin Blatner and catcher Joey Harris will join returning Bell Dustin Breshears on the Bells roster for summer 2015.

Blatner, a freshman from Spokane, is a left-handed pitcher for the Bulldogs. A graduate of Gonzaga Prep High, Blatner was named the Greater Spokane League MVP in 2013 after posting a .412 batting average and a 0.22 ERA. During his senior year, he was the top-ranked prospect in the state of Washington according to Baseball Northwest.

A catcher from Sacramento, Calif., Harris is a junior at Gonzaga. As a sophomore for the Bulldogs in 2014, Harris saw action in 35 games and maintained a fielding percentage of .986 with only three errors on the season. Harris also had 18 hits and 12 RBI on the season.