|High School:||Ellison HS|
|College:||Mountain View JC|
|Previous School:||Mountain View JC|
2013 - Bates was an honorable mention All-MIAA selection ... He appared in 18 games and finished the season wtih an 8-3 record ... he had a 3.88 ERA in 72 innings pitched, striking out 58, while walking just 22 ... he finished the season with three complete games, including a 146-pitch win over No. 4 Missouri Western in the MIAA Tournament sending the Lions to the finals of the tournament ... His final four outings of the year as the Lions drove into the playoffs, Bates threw 20.1 innings in four games, allowing just five earned runs for a 2.23 ERA and striking out 14.
Prior to Southern - Bates comes to Southern after two seasons at Mountain View Junior College in Texas. A right handed pitcher, Bates appeared in 12 games last season as a sophomore and had an ERA of 2.46, while striking out 46 and walking 27 in 66 innings pitched. A native of Killeen, Texas, Bates prepped at C.E. Ellison High School.