Crescenta Valley High's Trevor Bell flourishing in closers role with Pensacola Blue Wahoos

The following are updates on local baseball players at the minor league level.

Trevor Bell (Crescenta Valley High, 2005) Pensacola Blue Wahoos pitcher: In his last 10 appearances, Bell has enjoyed resurgence. With the increased workload and the Blue Wahoos involved in close contests, Bell has taken to the workload and has continued to pile up saves.

In his last 10 outings, Bell, a former All-Area Baseball Player of the Year honoree, has registered eight saves to go along with a 0.82 earned-run average since July 28. He recorded back-to-back saves Sunday and Monday against the Huntsville Stars.

On Sunday, Bell gave up one hit and struck out one to preserve a 4-1 win for Pensacola, the double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. Bell, who previously pitched for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, then came back Monday and pitched a spotless ninth that included a pair of strikeouts in the Blue Wahoos’ 2-1 win.

Entering Wednesday’s game against Huntsville, Bell is 0-0 with 15 saves and a 1.61 earned-run average. He’s struck out 34 and allowed 17 hits in 28 innings.

The Blue Wahoos are 29-28 in the Southern League’s South Division.

Christian Bergman (St. Francis High, 2006) Tulsa Drillers pitcher: Bergman, a former All-Area Baseball Player of the Year selection, provided Tulsa, the double-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, with another stellar outing in his last appearance Tuesday.

Though he didn’t factor into the decision, the right-hander went 8 1/3 innings and yielded one run on three hits and struck out four in the Drillers’ 2-1 home loss against the Arkansas Travelers in 10 innings.

Bergman, who was selected to participate in the Texas League All-Star Game in June, entered Tuesday’s contest having won three straight starts. In his last 10 starts, Bergman is 5-1 with a 3.34 ERA.

Through Tuesday, Bergman, who was earlier selected the league’s pitcher of the week, is 8-7 with a 3.16 ERA. He’s struck out 106 and walked 23 in 159 2/3 innings for the Drillers, who were 27-30 going into Wednesday’s game against Arkansas.

Ryan Sherriff (Glendale Community College, 2011) Palm Beach Cardinals pitcher: The left-hander, who also played for the Glendale Angelenos, hasn’t picked up a decision in his last two starts for Palm Beach, the class-A advanced affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.

In his last performance Friday against the visiting Charlotte Stone Crabs, Sherriff lasted 5 2/3 innings. He struck out five, walked one and surrendered seven hits and two earned runs in Palm Beach’s 3-2 victory.

In 11 appearances with the Cardinals, who are 28-26 and in third place in the Florida State League’s South Division, Sherriff is 4-3 with a 2.70 earned-run average.

He’s struck out 35 and walked 13 in 63 1/3 innings.

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