Sports Notebook: Trevor Bell turning in spectacular spring
Crescenta Valley product doing his best to earn spot on Cincinnati Reds roster.
Former Crescenta Valley High standout Trevor Bell, shown here with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos in 2013, is having a solid spring with the Cincinnati Reds this year. (Photo by Michael Spooneybarger/ Pensacola Blue Wahoos)
BELL SHOWING OLD FORM IN SPRING
Doing his best to make some noise as a non-roster invitee for the Cincinnati Reds, Trevor Bell has been outstanding out of the bullpen thus far this spring.
On Thursday, Bell twirled a perfect sixth inning for the Reds in an 8-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Camelback Ranch in Arizona.
Bell, a former News-Press Athlete of the Year during his days as a Crescenta Valley High phenom, struck out two.
In five spring appearances, he’s thrown 4 2/3 innings and has produced outstanding results with just two hits and a walk given up, no runs and eight strikeouts. Opposing batters are hitting just .125 against him and his WHIP is at a tidy 0.64.
Bell played in double-A for the Reds last season and blossomed in the closer role. He was originally drafted in the first round by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2005 and played parts of three Major League Baseball seasons with them.
HUH TRYING TO REGAIN FORM
It’s been a bit of a tough stretch thus far on the PGA Tour for John Huh, a 2008 Crescenta Valley High graduate. Huh, who was named the tour’s rookie of the year in 2012, is competing this week in the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Fla. He opened the event Thursday with a two-over-par 73 to put him in a tie for 70th.
The best finish for Huh came in the Northern Trust Open, which was held Feb. 13-16 at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades. Huh tied for 35th after failing to make the cut in the previous three tournaments.
Entering Thursday, Huh is ranked 155th on the PGA Tour money list at $155,435.
REBELS QUARTET RECOGNIZED
Following another trip to the CIF Southern Section Division VI playoffs after navigating their way through the Prep League, four players from the Flintridge Prep boys’ soccer team picked up all-league accolades.
Cole Rademacher was named to the first team and Hamilton Evans, Bryce Delgado and Daniel Enzminger were tabbed to the second team. Flintridge Prep finished 11-6-3, 3-2-5 in league to tie for third place.
Despite missing four matches because of an ankle injury, Rademacher, a senior forward, still finished with a team-best 12 goals and five assists for 29 points.
“He brought a ton to the field, from his speed to goal scoring,” Flintridge Prep Coach AJ Yates said. “He created scoring opportunities for the other players.
“When we didn’t have him, it had an effect because our goal-scoring production decreased.”
Evans, a sophomore goalkeeper, posted nine shutouts and collected 110 saves.
Delgado, a sophomore midfielder, contributed five goals and one assists for 11 points.