May 26, 2013

Watch the NCAA Baseball Selection Show with the Camels

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Watch the NCAA Baseball Championships selection show with the Camels Monday at 11:30 a.m., at Lillington's Sports Zone.

The watch party will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the live selection show beginning at noon on ESPNU. The Big South North Division Champion Campbell baseball team will be in attendance, waiting to hear its name called in the field of 64.

The Lillington Sports Zone is located at 320 East Cornelius Harnett Boulevard, Lillington, N.C.

The Camels are 49-10 overall this season, and went 3-1 in last week's Big South Championships, defeating Charleston Southern 4-0 on Tuesday, Radford 4-3 on Wednesday and Longwood 8-6 Friday before falling 2-1 in the Big South Championship game to Liberty.

Saturday marked Campbell's fourth Big South Championship game appearance (1985, '88, '90, 2013). The Camels' last conference title game appearance came in 2000 as a member of the Atlantic Sun. CU owns two Big South Conference championships, winning the tournament in 1988 and 1990.

Campbell junior Ryan Thompson was named Pitcher of the Year and Greg Goff was named Coach of the Year, leading nine Camels on Big South all-league teams this season.

Thompson, also First Team All-Big South as a relief pitcher, was joined by Ben McQuown (outfield), Michael Felton (second base) Elijah Trail (third base), and Ryan Mattes (starting pitcher) on the conference's First Team.

Four Camels also made Second Team All-Big South, including Clayton Brown (outfield), Brent Graham (shortstop), David Olson (designated hitter) and Heath Bowers (starting pitcher).

Olson was also named to the Big South's All-Academic team.

Campbell's nine first and second team honorees by far surpasses a season high for the program. Four Camels have been all-league selections three times, including 2012, 2006 and 1988.

The team also ranks among the nation's leaders in batting, ERA, hit by pitch, on-base percentage, runs, sacrifice flies, scoring, stolen bases and wins. The Camels rank fourth in the country in wins, trailing only LSU (52), North Carolina (52) and Vanderbilt (51), and were ranked as high as 24th in the country last week.