Viola's dad wasn't able to get away from his job as pitching coach for the Savannah Sand Gnats, the New York Mets' Single-A affiliate, to attend the trials, but told his daughter he would be watching on a clubhouse television today and likely not doing much coaching.
"I know that he is watching every moment," Viola said.
Bell, who stands just 4-foot-11, had Haley Ishimatsu right behind her entering the fourth round, but Ishimatsu missed on her dive and scored just 29.70. It gave Bell enough of a comfortable cushion headed to the final round.
"It's unreal," Bell said. "I was nervous. I knew that I needed to be consistent and dive the way that I had been in practice."
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