Bellevue adds LHP Alvarado to 2018 Class

Bellevue adds LHP Alvarado to 2018 Class

BELLEVUE, Neb. -- Bellevue University baseball coach Duane Monlux announced today the signing of Anthony Alvarado (Wapato, Wash./Columbia Basin College/Wapato HS) to a National Letter of Intent to continue his baseball and academic careers at Bellevue beginning in the fall.

Alvarado comes to Bellevue from Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Wash. where he was a 2017 second team all-NWAC East Region pitcher. He pitched for the Hawks in both 2016 and 2017 before taking the 2018 season off. He appeared in 23 career games, making 13 starts, with a 3.85 ERA and .249 opponent batting average.

The 6-2, 175-pound southpaw pitched to a 6-5 record and 3.04 ERA in his all-NWAC season as a sophomore. A pitch-to-contact hurler, Alvarado struck out 45 batters (against 18 walks) over 82.2 innings and opponents managed just a .241 batting average against him.

Coach Monlux on Alvarado:

"Anthony is an experience pitcher that had a really solid sophomore season for Columbia Basin. He is expected to come in and help address our big need for left-handed pitching for next season. We are looking forward to getting him on campus in the fall of 2018."

Alvarado joins previously announced signees Hunter Jury (C; Davis, Calif.) and Colton Walker (RHP; Goldendale, Wash.) in the Bruins 2018 recruiting class.

Bellevue wrapped up the 2018 season with a 38-23 overall record (17-5 NSAA) and won their second North Star Tournament Championship in the last three seasons. The Bruins earned their eighth-straight NAIA Opening Round bid and 21st NAIA National Tournament Appearance in the storied history of the Bruin Baseball program.

Columbia Basin College Stats:

Freshman (2016) 10 0 0-0 10.12 0 10.2 7 3
Sophomore (2017) 13 13 6-5 3.04 0 82.2 45 18
Career 23 13 6-5 3.85 0 93.1 52 21