Baseball – Inaugural Inductee 2019
Jason Ellison was a baseball player in 1997-98. He was an all-league outfielder hitting .388, scoring 45 runs and leading the NWAACC with 22 doubles. His sophomore year was also the final season of then-Bellevue head coach Mike Kanzaki and the metal bat era in the NWAACC.
After Bellevue, Jason went on to play at Lewis-Clark State College where he won two national championships and was named MVP of the NAIA World Series in 1999. He was drafted in the 22nd round of the 2000 MLB draft by the San Francisco Giants and made his major league debut May 9, 2003.
On Oct. 3, 2004, Ellison hit his first career major league home run at Dodger Stadium. Ellison also played for the Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds and Texas Rangers before retiring in 2009.
He was the first player inducted into the Bellevue College Baseball HOF in 2017.
Last Updated May 28, 2020