[The Daily Hump] Outrage In The Creek: Camels Start 1-7, NCAA Tournament Dreams Fading
06/21/2021 10:08:23 am
The Campbell Camels came into this season being very optimistic. Coach Hunter McGlovern had just led them to a Big South Championship (Regular Season & Tournament), and the NCAA Tournament where they beat the #1 seed Vanderbilt but the Commodores fought their way back to get out of the Regional.
The Fighting Camels didn't hang their heads after two heartbreaking losses. It was Hunter McGlovern's first season after all. They went back to try it again. And here they are. A 1-8 trainwreck, last in the Big South. They started off the season on the wrong foot, losing 3 straight to #38 Alaska, the scores being 6-3, 1-0, 2-0 respectively. They won their first game 3-1 against #115 Cal-Bakersfield. They lost the next games in the series 9-5 and 6-3. The bad luck streak has continued as of late, with a strong #31 UL-Monroe team sweeping the Camels, 7-1, 12-4, and 1-0.
Campbell's main problem has been generating offense, scoring 19 runs or 2.1 per game. Meanwhile, their opponents have been scored 45 runs or 5 per game. Campbell hits to have better contact, and the pitchers need to step up. Campbell has just three .300+ hitters, them being RF Rufus Abbott, SS Eduardo Wells, and C Rapheal Abe. However, what Campbell does have a surplus of is .200 and below hitters. Everyone but the players mentioned above have a .200 or below hitters. All 6 of them. Campbell needs to dig themselves out of this hitting slump, or their season will be over soon. Campbell doesn't have much for the starting pitcher position, but their star reliever and closer are their saving grace. Senior Reliever Bradley Blevins has 10 innings under his belt and a 2.70 ERA with 10 strikeouts. Senior Closer Mark Alcantara has been even better, getting 4 innings in with only a 2.25 ERA and 7 strikeouts.
Campbell will continue onto #23 UT-Arlington for yet another tough series. My predictions will be down below. If Campbell does not win this series (or at least get a win), then their season is over. I would like to see a 3-9 Campbell team come out of the series. They've got a tough schedule but I think they can garner some more wins. See you tomorrow, you've heard this from The Daily Hump.
#181 Campbell Fighting Camels (CU) vs #23 Texas-Arlington Mavericks (UTA)
Game 1: CU 3 - UTA 2
Game 2: UTA 10 - CU 2
Game 3: CU 6 - UTA 5 (12IN)
Series 5: vs #222 NY Tech
Series 6: vs #349 Southern Illinois
Series 7: vs #257 Farleigh Dickinson
Predicted Season Record
Players selected in the Season 6 Draft
06/09/2021 04:03:16 pm
player(s) were selected in the Season 6 Draft
SR CL Kirk Berti
- Rd 1, Pick #19
SR LF Jordan Anthony
- Rd 9, Pick #14