Heath, Della Fera Win Championship with Bellingham Bells
ORONO, Maine -- University of Maine baseball players Scott Heath (Westbrook, Maine) and Lou Della Fera (Colts Neck, New Jersey) won the 2014 West Coast League Championship on Monday, Aug. 18 with the Bellingham Bells. The Bells defeated Corvallis 3-2 on Monday night at home before 2,821 fans. Bellingham finished the season 37-17.
Heath went 2-for-4 in the championship game, while Della Fera was 1-for-3 with a run scored.
Heath batted .293 this summer for the Bells with 31 runs scored and 33 RBI during the regular season. He had seven doubles to go along with four home runs. In the playoffs, he hit .444 with three runs scored and three RBI. He had two doubles and a triple. He finished third in the league in hitting in the playoffs and tops among players who played in more than two games. Earlier this season, Heath earned a spot on the the West Coast League All-Star team.
Della Fera hit .230 on the season with 19 runs scored and 14 RBI. He had a double and a triple. Della Fera scored four runs in the 2014 playoffs, which tied for second most in the league.
Heath, who was named to the America East First Team as a designated hitter and the America East Second Team as a first baseman, was also a All-New England selection this past season. He started his junior by picking up a victory in Maine's win over #13 Miami. He was also named to the America East All-Tournament Team.
Della Fera hit .286 in 19 games during his rookie season, scoring five runs.