PREP: A 2002 graduate of Jupiter High School where he lettered three years for head coach Doug Ferguson ... In his last prep season he went 8-1 with a 0.91 earned run average with 109 strikeouts in 68.2 innings pitched ... Was a 2002 first team all conference selection and Class 4A All Area pick ... Also saw action in the outfield where he hit .292 with six doubles, two triples and eight RBI ... Named team MVP ... Picked for in the FHSAA all-star team ... Named Best Pitcher on team ... Had most strikeouts on team as a senior ... As a junior at Jupiter, Bell earned second team all area and second team all conference honors after posting a 6-3 record with a 1.83 earned run average.
SUMMER: Played for Yellow Jackets of the Connie Mack League in summer of 2002 ... In summer of 2001, Bell was named the District 17 Pitcher of the Year when he finished with an 11-2 record and 121 strikeouts for American Legion Post 271 team ... He also had eight complete games in earning all-district honors ... At the plate on that team he hit .348 with five doubles, three triples and 19 RBI.