2018 (FR): Played in 42 games, including 38 starts, during true freshman season ... Made starts at both second base and shortstop ... Hit .235 with three doubles, a home run and nine RBIs ... Posted best offensive performance of season in win over UAB, going 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs ... Recorded seven multi-hit games ... Committed just five errors on the year for a .974 fielding percentage.
PREP: A three-time First Team All-Conference and Second Team All-Area selection at Fairmont High School in Kettering, Ohio ... A 2017 Academic All-State selection ... A career .330 hitter ... His 110 career hits are the most in school history ... Graduated with a 3.96 GPA.
PERSONAL: Son of Tom and Kelley Bell ... His father, Tom, and uncle, Terry, played baseball at ODU in the 1980s ... His uncle, Terry, also played in the major leagues ... Chose ODU for the coaches, facilities, academics and family atmosphere ... Favorite athletes are Tim Tebow and Andrew McCutchen ... A Pittsburgh Pirates fan ... Favorite food is a buffalo chicken wrap ... Enjoys rap music, specifically Bryson Tiller, Future and Kodak Black ... Favorite movie is the Great Gatsby ... Enjoys gaming, basketball and biking.