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#27 Bianka Bell
Position: Infield/Pitcher
Bats: Right Handed
Throws: Right Handed
Height: 5'5"
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Tampa, Fla.
High School: Chamberlain HS
Born: 10/27/1993
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Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/09/2014

2014 Purple and Gold Challenge All-Tournament Team
2014 NFCA All-South Region First Team
2014 LSWA All-Louisiana First Team
2013 NFCA All-South Region Second Team
2013 SEC Co-Freshman of the Year
2013 All-SEC Second Team
2013 All-SEC Freshman Team
2013 SEC Freshman of the Week (04/01, 04/08)
2013 Louisiana Freshman of the Year
2013 All-Louisiana First Team
2013 Purple & Gold Challenge All-Tournament Team

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014)
Was only one of three players to start all 62 games for LSU in her sophomore season, earning 59 starts at shortstop and three at designated player… Finished second among the everyday starters in batting average (.337), total extra base hits (26) and runs scored (44), second in hits (60), RBI (51), slugging percentage (.646) and home runs (14), while tying for the team lead in doubles (11) and getting walked a team-high 34 times… Stole seven bases on 10 attempts on the season… Became the third player in team history to earn multiple double-digit home run seasons in a career at LSU, as her 14 is now tied for second-most in a single season… hit four home runs in a span of six games from Feb. 15-21… Became the fastest player to reach 100 career RBI in program history… Hit .329 in league games with 23 hits, six home runs and team-leading 21 RBI to just eight strikeouts, while slugging .643 in league games and had an on-base percentage of .447, which were both second on the team… Ended the season going on a career-high 11-game hitting streak from April 30-May 18 which was the second longest on the team this season, while reaching base in 24 consecutive games which was the longest for the group… Finished the season tied for fourth with 13 multiple hit games, with 11 games of two hits and two with three hits… Was second on the team in multi-RBI games with 14 total, having nine games with two, four with three and one four RBI contest… Had two hits against Central Arkansas, driving in two and scoring twice with a home run and a walk (Feb. 9)… Needed just two at-bats against Penn State to drive in three runs and score twice with a home run (Feb. 17)… Went 2-for-2 against Long Beach State at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic and scored three times (Feb. 20)… Earned three hits in three at-bats against Jackson State with two doubles and three runs scored (Feb. 28)… Went 3-for-3 against Lamar with a double, triple, RBI and two runs scored (March 1)… Was 4-for-6 in the final two games against Auburn, going 2-for-3 in game two (March 8) with two RBI and a run scored on a double and solo home run… Had two RBI and earned three hits against Florida during the series… Went 1-for-3 with a run scored against Nicholls (March 19)… Hit .500 against the Oklahoma Sooners during the series with three hits and a walk… Hit her eighth double of the season against Alabama, driving in her 22nd RBI of the season in game three against the Crimson Tide (March 29)… Hit a walk-off three-run home run to seal the 7-4 comeback win over Tennessee in the bottom of the seventh and went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored (April 4)… Had an RBI and a hit in both games against Hofstra… Blasted her eighth home run of the season on a three run shot in game two against South Carolina (April 19)… Hit her ninth double of the season and drove in two RBI against South Alabama (April 23)… Went 2-for-3 in the opener against Ole Miss with an RBI and run scored (April 25)… Smoked her ninth home run of the season on her only hit of the day in game two against the Rebels, going 1-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored (April 26)… Hit the go-ahead home run in the fifth inning to give LSU the lead back in the opener against Mississippi State, going 1-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored (May 2)… Hit her 11th home run of the season in the very first inning on a three-run shot and ended the game with an RBI double to go 2-for-4 with a career-high tying four RBI and a run scored in game two against MSU (May 3)… Drilled her 11th double of the season in going 1-for-3 against Missouri with an RBI (May 8)… Went 1-for-4 with an RBI against Kentucky in the SEC Tournament (May 9)… Only hit came off of a screaming home run against Louisville in the NCAA Tucson Regional opener where she went 1-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored (May 16)… Hit a home run for the second consecutive game, going 1-for-2 with three RBI and two runs scored against Arizona (May 17)… In the elimination game went 2-for-4 with a run scored against Boston University  (May 17)… Earned her second consecutive multi-hit outing of the regional in going 2-for-3, smacking her third home run of the postseason to drive in two with a run scored against the Wildcats (May 18)… In the winner-take-all game was 1-for-2 with a run scored and a walk (May 18).

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)
Garnered 56 starts shared between shortstop (51) and second base (5) en route to NFCA All-South Region Second-Team, All-SEC Second-Team and All-Louisiana First-Team accolades … Only games missed were at Ole Miss (Feb. 13) and versus North Dakota State (Feb. 15) … Second player in program history joining Rachele Fico (2010) to collect the SEC and Louisiana Freshman of the Year awards … Turned in a .347 batting average (60-for-173) to go along with a team-leading 12 home runs and 50 RBIs … The 12 homers were tied for third-best in program history for a single season … The 50 RBIs checked in tied for eighth-highest during a single season in program history and 12th on the SEC leaderboard … Collected 17 multi-hit efforts which was second on the squad along with a team-leading 13 multi-RBI performances … The 13 multi RBI games also were tied for eighth-most in program history for a single season … Was apart of 32 percent of LSU’s runs scored on the season … Hit safely in 38 of 56 games which included 17 of 23 SEC outings … Checked in among the SEC’s Top 15 during league games in six categories which included runs (20 – 6th), total bases (45 – 8th), hits (26 – Tied 9th), RBIs (18 – Tied 9th), slugging percentage (.616 – 10th) and batting average (.356 – 13th) … Was LSU’s opening day starter at second base … Batted third and connected for a sacrifice fly as part of LSU’s five-run first inning and 8-0 victory over No. 22 North Carolina (Feb. 8) … Her first career hit was a single during the fourth inning versus the Tar Heels … Tallied a 2-for-3 performance with two runs scored and two RBIs against Hampton (Feb. 9) … Produced the first of three season’s best six-game hitting streaks (Feb. 15-22) fueled by five multi-hit efforts and five games with RBIs … Knocked her first two career home runs in back-to-back games versus Virginia (Feb. 15 & 16) … Added the game-tying RBI single with two outs during the seventh inning LSU’s 5-4 comeback over Memphis (Feb. 16) … Ripped a RBI single as part of LSU’s six-run third inning and 14-6 victory over No. 14 Michigan (March 2) … Pieced together the second of three six-game hitting streak (March 2-13) … Picked up hits in multiple games of six of LSU’s eight SEC series … Blasted a two-run dinger during the first inning of LSU’s 9-2 series-clinching win at Mississippi State (March 10) … Cranked a leadoff double to ignite LSU’s three-run sixth inning and 3-2 victory over No. 17 Kentucky (March 17) … Nine of her 12 homers and 35 of her 50 RBIs came over LSU’s final 30 games (March 19-May 19) … Notched her first multi-homer contest during game one of a doubleheader against Georgia Southern (March 19), the first LSU player since Anissa Young versus Fordham (Feb. 26, 2011) to accomplish the feat … Belted the game-winning RBI single in game two of the Georgia Southern twinbill (March 19) … Set program record and drove home RBIs in 12 straight games (March 26-April 17) … Smacked a grand slam en route to a career-best four RBIs at No. 25 South Alabama (March 27) … Came away with two hits, two runs scored and two RBIs in first two games at Arkansas (April 5 & 6) … Notched a RBI single during the fifth inning of LSU’s 5-4 comeback win at Arkansas (April 7) … Secured her first career three-hit effort sparked by a solo homer at No. 10 Texas A&M (April 13) … Drew a walk and knocked a RBI single as part of LSU’s seven-run and 10-2 series clinching win at No. 10 Texas A&M (April 14) … Platted what proved to be the game-winning run on a sacrifice fly during the third inning of a 2-1 win over No. 4 Alabama (April 26) … Matched a career-best three hits at Georgia (May 3) … Started all four games of the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional (May 17-19) at shortstop … Went 2-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBIs during an 11-0 elimination game victory over Central Connecticut State (May 18).

HIGH SCHOOL
Three-year letterwinner for Bobby Diez at Chamberlain High School and one-year letterwinner for Angela Slater at Riverview High School in Florida ... Collected Florida's 2012 Gatorade Player of the Year award ... One of 16 players to earn Louisville Slugger/NFCA High School All-America First-Team  and one of 30 players to notch ESPNHS All-America status ... Listed No. 13 among ESPN's Top 100 High School Recruits for Class of 2012 ... Tallied a .731 batting average to go along with 11 home runs and 35 RBIs as a senior ... Four of her 11 homers came during the postseason to lead CHS to 2012 Class 7A state championship ... Claimed Tampa Bay Times and Tampa Tribune Player of the Year accolades ... Garnered multiple All-District, All-Region and All-State honors during prep career ... One of 42 players invited to attend 2010 USA Softball Junior Women's National Team Camp ... President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and member of CHS Art Club ... Also lettered in soccer ... Plays travel ball for the Tampa Mustangs.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Joe and Anne Bell ... Born on October 27, 1993 ... Has three siblings: Brittany (22), Briana (20) and Joel (16) ... Sister, Brittany, played softball at Mississippi State (2008-12) ... Sister, Briana, is a redshirt sophomore on MSU team and was a 2011 All-SEC Freshman Team pick  ... Majoring in sociology with a concentration in criminology.

 

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