Nadolski named CPL All-Star
BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell rising senior Matt Nadolski has been named to the Coastal Plain League's West Division All-Star team.
Nadolski, playing this summer for the Forest City Owls, ranks among the CPL's top hitters, batting .351 with 11 RBI, 12 runs scored, three doubles, a triple and a home run, plus four stolen bases in 21 games with 19 starts.
The Petaluma, Calif. native is also 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA in four appearances on the mound, pitching 4 2/3 innings with three strikeouts.
Nadolski appeared in three games for CU as a junior in 2013, hitting .250 with three RBI and three runs scored.
The Coastal Plain League 2013 All-Star Fan Fest and All-Star Game will be hosted by the Peninsula Pilots on July 7-8 at War Memorial Stadium in Hampton, Va.
The two-day event will feature a Fan Fest the night before the All-Star Game, highlighted by the league's first-ever All-Star Hitting Challenge. The league's annual All-Star luncheon, major league scout day, and All-Star Game will take place the following day. There will be several opportunities for fans to interact with the All-Stars during the event.
Six other Camels are also in collegiate baseball leagues this summer.
In addition to Nadolski, three other Camels are suiting up in the Coastal Plain League, including Heath Bowers (Gastonia Grizzlies), Coley Thompkins (Wilmington Sharks) and Elijah Trail (Petersburg Generals).
Austin Beard is with the Morganton Aggies of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League, while Ryan Koopman is with the Dayton Docs of the Great Lakes League and Aaron Vogt plays for the Jersey Pilots in the American Collegiate.
Austin Beard (Morganton Aggies | Southern Collegiate Baseball League)
Beard, playing this summer for the Morganton Aggies of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League, is hitting .296 in 12 games, knocking in three with two runs scored, five walks and two steals. Beard has a hit in six of his last seven games. The Aggies are currently second in the SCBL's North Division at 9-7.
Beard hit .211 as a sophomore for Campbell in 2013, playing in 19 games. The rising junior drove in two and scored three times, recording two doubles in the spring.
Heath Bowers (Gastonia Grizzlies | Coastal Plain League)
Bowers is 0-2 with a 8.31 ERA for the Grizzlies in three starts, striking out 19 in 13 innings with only five walks. Gastonia is 0-1 in the second half of the CPL season.
Bowers was an All-Big South Second Team honoree as a sophomore in 2013, posting a 9-0 record and a 1.69 ERA. In 15 appearances (14 starts), Bowers fanned 80 in 90 1/3 innings.
Ryan Koopman (Dayton Docs | Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League)
Koopman has fashioned a 1-0 record with a 0.87 ERA and two saves in 10 1/3 innings in a team-high eight appearances for Dayton, striking out 10. The Docs are 11-9 in the GLSCL, ranking fourth in the league standings.
As a junior in 2013, Koopman pitched in seven games for the Camels, holding a 3.12 ERA, striking out eight in 8 2/3 innings.
Coley Thompkins (Wilmington Sharks | Coastal Plain League)
Thompkins has fashioned a 3.00 ERA in two relief appearances, pitching three innings. A Wilmington, N.C. native, Thompkins has allowed a run on four hits while striking out two and walking three for the Sharks. Wilmington has not played a game in the second half so far in the CPL season.
Thompkins pitched in 13 games for the Camels as a sophomore, posting a 1-0 record with a 1.62 ERA. He pitched 16 2/3 innings with 10 punchouts.
Elijah Trail (Petersburg Generals | Coastal Plain League)
A First Team All-Big South performer for Campbell in 2013, Trail has driven in five runs with a double and three runs scored, hitting .119 in 19 games. Petersburg is 0-1 in the second half of the CPL season.
Trail was one of nine Camels to earn All-Big South honors in 2013, hitting .260 with 51 RBI, 39 runs scored and seven home runs. The Bakersfield, Calif. native led CU with 21 extra base hits.
Aaron Vogt (Jersey Pilots | Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League)
Vogt has hit .179 with three runs scored, a home run, two RBI, three walks and five steals in 14 games. The Pilots are 3-16 this summer.
Vogt hit .125 (4-for-32) for Campbell, playing in 46 games with five starts. He drove in six and scored five times, notching a triple.