Bucknell Baseball BIO
25 JohnPaul Bell
2018 (Sophomore): Regular starter in left field ... appeared in 35 games, all starts ... missed the final 10 games of the season with an injury incurred while making a spectacular catch crashing into the wall at Holy Cross ... returned for the Patriot League Tournament semifinal series at Army ... led the team with five home runs, the third-highest total in the Patriot League ... hit .250/.333/.445 with five homers, six doubles, two triples ... drove in 23 runs and scored 22 ... slugging percentage ranked second on the team and 10th in the PL ... bashed four home runs in a five-game stretch early in the season, two each in series at Duke and North Carolina A&T ... also went deep against Lafayette at Depew Field ... nine multi-hit games ... season-high three RBIs vs. UMass ... committed only one error all season in the outfield.
2017 (Freshman): Valuable member of the starting lineup as a freshman ... appeared in 42 games and made 39 starts ... started the final 32 games of the season ... hit .273 with 15 RBIs, 25 runs scored and 42 hits ... Patriot League Rookie of the Week Mar. 7 after going 5-for-15 in a 2-1 weekend at Davidson ... batted second in the lineup in 16 games ... batted sixth in the lineup in 14 contests ... ranked fourth on the team with 12 multi-hit peformancs ... had a season-high eight game hitting streak in March ... ended the year on a five-game hitting streak while reaching base in nine consecutive contests ... recorded a season-high three hits in a home game against Army West Point ... went 2-for-4 with three RBIs, one home run and one run scored in a win at Lehigh ... went 2-for-4 with a double in the team's series-clinching win at Navy in the Patriot League Semifinal Series.
High School: Graduated from Downingtown West High School in 2016 … baseball and hockey team captain … First Team All-League and All-District selection … Second Team Southeast Pennsylvania honoree … hit .340 and recorded four home runs … played with the Tri-State Arsenal.
Personal: JohnPaul Austin Bell … born December 5, 1998 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania … son of John and Patricia Bell … brother of Camille, Jordan and KellyJames … cousin of Ty Montgomery, current WR/RB of the Green Bay Packers ... political science major.
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