Wild Things Ink FL Draft Picks to Deals

Thursday, April 28, 2022
By Kyle Dawson
Wild Things Ink FL Draft Picks to Deals

WASHINGTON, Pa. (April 28) - The Washington Wild Things have signed their two draft picks from this Tuesday's Frontier League Tryout and Draft. Both are right-handed pitchers and are not on their first pro contracts. Nick Beardsley and Bruce Bell are the latest additions to the camp roster as the team began workouts today.

Beardsley, a California native, played four seasons at nearby Point Park University and pitched a school-record 247 innings as a Pioneer. He also set the new school record for career strikeouts by fanning 272 opposing batters, which surpassed the old mark of 219. Beardsley was an All-River States Conference First Team selection as a senior with an 8-4 record and a 3.53 ERA. He made career highs in appearances (18), starts (15), wins (8), innings (89.1) and strikeouts (108). 

The righty also pitched in three games for the Houston Apollos (American Association) last season in his first taste of pro ball. Beardsley was Washington's second pick.

Bell was chosen 13th overall by the Wild Things. He pitched three collegiate seasons at the University of Pikeville and fanned 180 batters in 163 career innings. He then pitched in 2020 in the United Shore Professional Baseball League before making 20 pro appearances in 2021 between the Tri-City ValleyCats (five games, all starts) and the York Revolution in the Atlantic League (15 games). In 51.2 innings a year ago, Bell struck out 33. 

Tickets are on sale now for the 2022 season at wildthingstickets.com, and tickets are $15 to sit anywhere in the seating bowl. Group, kids, military and senior discounts are available as well by calling 724-250-9555 or by visiting the box office at Wild Things Park.

The Wild Things will kick off their 20th Frontier League season May 13 at home against the New York Boulders. Check out the current roster at washingtonwildthings.com.


The Washington Wild Things are a professional baseball team that plays in the MLB-partnered Frontier League. In 2022, the Wild Things are celebrating their 20th season of baseball in the longest-running independent baseball league in history with all kinds of celebrations, fun and great baseball at Wild Things Park. The team has won seven division championships and has been to four Frontier League Championship Series within their numerous playoff appearances. Fans and media can stay aware of all the happenings within the Wild Things' organization, both on and off the field, by following the team's social media platforms and website: washingtonwildthings.com. For other inquiries, call the front office at 724-250-9555.

The Wild Things’ organization and Wild Things Park has been selected as the host of the 2022 Frontier League All-Star Game, presented by The Coury Firm. The festivities will begin Saturday, July 16 and run through the game itself Wednesday, July 20. Tickets are available at bit.ly/FLASG22TIX. More information can be found at washingtonwildthings.com as well.