The winner of last year’s Shore Conference Tournament Final has made his decision on where he will be taking his career. It was announced Saturday, via social media that Kenny Campbell; will be taking his pitching talent to Lafayette. The rising Senior spent many great moments on the mound throughout his high school career while also playing some first base.
Last year, CBA won the Shore Conference Tournament behind Campbell. After posting a 5-2 record throughout the regular season, he secured the second straight title for the Colts with an outstanding 62 pitch performance in which he threw 38 for strikes. He is a very accurate pitcher who is always in the strike zone.
On Choosing Lafayette; Campbell said, “I realized that Lafayette was the place for me as soon as I stepped foot on campus. The vibe I got from Coach Kinney, the players, and the environment itself was unbelievable. I feel great about my decision.” He feels that he has been able to learn a lot from his team that will enable him to perform well at the next level. He has also informed us that he will be going in as a pitcher as well.
Campbell will enter his senior season with a lot of confidence after the Colts were able to roll through the Non Public- A bracket. In addition to Red Bank Catholic, the Colts were able to defeat Wall, Bishop Eustace, and Don Bosco Prep to win their respected titles. It was the first time a Shore Conference team has won five championships in a single season since the miraculous season that Wall was able to achieve in 2004.
On last season, Campbell said, “We fought every pitch of every game and it all came together for us during the last week. Luca and Garvey pitched unbelievably, and our lineup did what they were doing all year. It felt great to get Coach Kenney a ring, he has done so much for our team and our program as a whole.
Campbell will be an important part of this pitching staff in 2016. He will be a viable candidate to be the clubs number two starter behind ace Luca Dalatri. “We pulled for each other on and off the field. It got to the point where you weren’t playing for yourself, you gave 200% on every pitch for your brothers’ standing next to you. Hoping to see that same sense of chemistry with the guys this year.
This is what makes Campbell a class act guy and a great teammate. He knows that playing for the rest of his team is the most important thing that a player can bring during an important time.
The Leopards are a Division one baseball team that play in the Patriot Conference.