Bowling Green’s Bell headed to Loyola
Published 2:55 pm Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Bowling Green School’s Cameron Bell signed a letter of intent to attend Loyola University in New Orleans and to play baseball for the Wolf Pack.
“It’s in New Orleans and that’s one of the greatest cities and I’m going to get a fantastic education there, so I’ll have a business degree when I graduate,” Bell said. “Plus, I’ll get to play baseball in college.”
Bell talked about his excitement in going to Loyola.
“I’m ecstatic. I’m thankful for coach (Justin Garcia) to get me this opportunity so I could play college baseball, so it’s going to be a great experience,” Bell said.
Bell, who played baseball and football, had memorable seasons in both sports this year and a solid career in each sport.
Bell made the all-star game in both sports.
This season in baseball, Bell, who led off and played centerfield the entire year, hit .326 with 10 doubles, two triples, a homer, 16 RBIs and 26 runs scored.
Bell hit .348 with runners in scoring position and was successful in 24 of 26 stolen base attempts.
Defensively, he posted a .951 fielding percentage.
In baseball, Bell was the offensive player of the year this season and was a second-team all-district player his freshman and junior year.
In football, Bell was a first-team all-district player his junior and senior year and a second-team player his sophomore season.
Bell was the quarterback his sophomore and junior year.
This season, he was in an athlete role and saw time at different positions that included quarterback, running back, wide receiver, running back, free safety, strong safety, inside linebacker, outside linebacker and kickoff returner. He also kicked off.
Bell has attended Bowling Green since his pre-K year.
“Just growing up my whole life there, I got to know all the teachers and everyone really well. Even when the sports weren’t good, I was still having fun. There wasn’t a better way to finish out my time there,” Bell said.
At Loyola, Bell will be a business major, and he wants to either go into coaching or selling insurance.