BELLEVUE, Neb. -- The Bellevue University baseball team, under head coach Duane Monlux, announced today the signing of 5-11, 180-pound catcher/first baseman Wyatt Mitchell (Seattle, Wash.) to a letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic careers at Bellevue beginning in the fall of 2017.
Mitchell comes to Bellevue from Ballard High School in Seattle, Wash. where he was a letter-winner in both baseball and football. His baseball coach at Ballard High was Doug Montgomery.
Playing club ball for coaches Christian Jamigan and Jojo Howie of the Everett Laces, Mitchell is having a good summer season with the bat. He's currently batting .320 with 15 doubles, 25 RBI, and four stolen bases during the summer campaign.
Mitchell joins earlier signees Jonah Yang (OF, Diamond Bar, Calif.), Luke Stratton (OF, Temecula, Calif.), Bailey Link (C/3B/RHP, Chula Vista, Calif.), Jarrod Molnaa (RHP, Kennewick, Wash.), Conner Sharp (RHP, Port Orchard, Wash.), Stuart Eurich (OF, Elizabeth, Colo.), Stephen Knapp (RHP, Huntington Beach, Calif.), Travis Tanaka (C/OF, Aiea, Hawaii), Kory Longaker (OF, Edmonds, Wash.), JT Patterson (C/1B, Calgary, Alta.), Brandon Sparks (2B/OF, St. Joseph, Ill.), and Austin Alexander (OF, Adger, Ala.).
Bellevue recently concluded another strong season with a 51-11 mark that saw them earn their second-straight NSAA Regular-Season title after going 23-1 in league play. The Bruins hosted the NAIA Opening Round-Bellevue Bracket where they reached the final round. The National Tournament Appearance was the 19th in the storied history of the Bruin Baseball program.