Date of Birth: 04/08/1997
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 230 lbs
College Experience: Tennessee Wesleyan University
Resides: Lockport, Illinois
Cole Bellair is a rookie with the ThunderBolts in 2019. He was signed on June 15, 2019 after completing two years at Tennessee Wesleyan University. He was named a Second Team NAIA All-American as a senior, when he went 11-2 with a 1.61 ERA and was the winning pitcher in the NAIA National Championship game. In two years with the Bulldogs, he had a 17-3 record with three saves, a 2.09 ERA and 147 strikeouts with only 27 walks in 146.1 innings. Cole also pitched for two years at the University of Illinois and went 5-5 with a 5.04 ERA in 31 games (18 starts); he was named to the All-Big Ten Freshman team in 2016, when he posted a 3.34 ERA in 59 innings. He attended Lockport Township High School in Lockport, Illinois.