Bellarmine has a long tradition of fielding competitive baseball teams and having players move on to play both collegiately and professionally. Bellarmine has won 6 CCS Championships, 15 WCAL titles, and recently, 2 Boras Classic Championships. Bellarmine plays in the WCAL, considered one of the most competitive leagues in the United States. 15 players have gone on to make Major League Baseball. Current Bells in the MLB include Mark Canha, Eric Thames, and Mitch White. Former players include Pat Burrell, Kevin Frandsen, and Justin Baughman to name a few.
Baseball, a spring sport, is one of the more competitive teams to make at Bellarmine. The baseball program generally carries 65-75 players in total, between all 3 levels ( Frosh, JV and Varsity). Tryouts at the freshmen level varies from 50-70 players depending on the year, while 18-22 players make the team. The JV team keeps 20-24 players on average, while varsity keeps 22-26 players on average.
Leading the baseball program is first year Head Coach and Bell alum Nate Sutton ‘00. Nate has been part of the Bellarmine program for the past 8 years as an interim head coach, JV head coach, and a varsity assistant. During his time in these roles Bellarmine has won 2 Boras Classic Championships, a WCAL title and been a 2x CCS runner-up. A 3-year letterman and member of the ‘99 Bellarmine CCS championship team, Nate moved on to play at UCSB. After being drafted (2004 24th round) out of UCSB, Nate went on to play for 8 years professionally with the Angels and White Sox.