A three-time letterman as a member of the Holy Redeemer baseball team. Ell was named to the 2010 Hawkeye All-Tournament team and the Citizen's Voice All-Star squad. Posted a solid .390 batting average during his senior year and earned the Holy Redeemer Male Athlete of the Year Award.
Ell was selected to the East / West Showcase Game in 2009 and 2010 while earning the MVP honors in 2009. Received the team's MVP award after hitting .517 in 2009 and the squad's Hitter's Award in 2010 after recording a .432 batting average with six home runs.