Team Ohio Future Games Spotlight: Tommy Bell, SS/OF

By Dylan Hefflinger
Ohio Editor in Chief/NW Scout 

On July 30th through August 1st, PBR Ohio will take a select team of players in the Classes of 2017 and 2018 to represent Ohio at the PBR Future Games in Indianapolis at Grand Park.

Players receive exposure unlike any other event for underclassmen. Last year, 100+ colleges from all over the country were in attendance, including coaches from every Division I power conference in the country. Only players who have a legitimate shot at being a Division I recruit and who have an interest in the possibility of making a verbal commitment during their sophomore or junior seasons have been considered.

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+ Seth Lonsway, LHP
+ Peyton Deats, LHP
+ Bryce Borton, OF
+ Juan Broom, RHP
+ Tyler Wardwell, SS
+ Connor McMurry, RHP
+ Tommy Bell, SS/OF
+ Brandon DeHass, C
+ Alex Theis, LHP/OF
+ Brendan Regan, MIF
+ Ryan Christy, SS/OF
+ Cade Pipoly, MIF/OF

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Team Ohio Future Games Spotlight: Tommy Bell, SS/OF

Tommy BellName: Tommy Bell
Position: SS/OF
Class: 2017
Height/Weight: 5-foot-11, 155 pounds
High School: Kettering Fairmont
Summer Team(s): Dayton Dodgers

Past Showcase/In-Game Performances:
Date: 6/6/14
Scouting Report: 5-foot-8, 145-pound thin, young frame with lots of room to fill. From the infield he shows good athletic footwork that will improve as he learns to take better angles to the ball. He uses a short arm action with a quick release reaching a top velocity of 79 mph on his throws. From the outfield he shows good athletic footwork, can benefit from creating a crow hop to add to his top velocity of 83 mph with descent carry. Switch hitter, from the left side he starts with an open stance getting his foot down on time and back to being squared up using a hands back to shoulder trigger reaching a top exit velocity of 69 mph. From the right side he starts with a balanced set up uses a toe tap back and then strides which he uses for timing, uses a down and up hand trigger getting almost to an arm bar reaching a top exit velocity of 75 mph significantly quicker than on the left side. He ran a 4.33 from home to first base.

Tommy BellThoughts on being selected to play in PBR's Future Games and representing the great state of Ohio: "It’s a great honor to be select to play. I know there are a lot of good players out there and I’m glad to be apart of it. "

How has PBR helped as far as recruiting and exposure: "PBR has helped get my name out there among hundreds of other players in Ohio. Also, it has helped to put me on coach’s radars from around the country."

Athletic awards or academic accolades that you have received: 2014 & 2015 GWOC 1st Team, 2014 2nd team All-Area Miami Valley. National Honors Society (NSHSS), Academic Letter winner Sophomore year.

2015 Statistics: Spring: Hitting: 30-88, .341 Avg, 3 2B, 1 3B, 11 RBIs, 10 SB Fielding: 47 PO, 55 AST, .936 FLD PCT. Summer: Hitting: 36-103, .350 Avg, 4 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR, 17 RBIs, 12 SB

What other sports do you play: Basketball, SG


Fun Fact (Anything unique about yourself): "I enjoy playing every sport possible with my friends."

2015 PBR Future Games: Team Ohio

Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Bubba Arslanian OH Aurora 2017 C
Tommy Bell OH Fairmont High School 2017 SS
Bryce Borton OH Defiance 2017 OF
Juan Broom OH Willoughby 2017 RHP
Jace Burke OH Walsh Jesuit 2017 SS
Ryan Christy OH Twinsburg 2017 SS
Peyton Deats OH Tiffin Calvert 2017 LHP
Brandon DeHass OH New Albany 2017 C
Dillon Dingler OH Jackson 2017 C
Matt Dockman OH Bishop Watterson 2017 LHP
Seth Lonsway OH Celina 2017 LHP
Connor McMurry OH Summit Country Day 2017 RHP
Cade Pipoly OH Walsh Jesuit 2017 2B
Brendan Regan OH Walsh Jesuit 2017 SS
Collin Romel OH Olmsted Falls 2017 LHP
Jake Schrand OH Colerain 2017 RHP
Evan Shawver OH Amherst Steele 2018 LHP
Alex Theis OH New Riegel 2017 LHP
Tyler Wardwell OH La Salle 2017 SS


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