Aug. 31, 2007
UC Summer Baseball In Photos
CINCINNATI---Tony Campana (Springboro, Ohio/Springboro) was the latest University of Cincinnati player to be recognized for his play during the summer as Baseball America has tabbed him as the 10th best prospect in the Great Lakes Summer League. After an all-conference season in the spring, Campana was honored again, this time for his play with the Southern Ohio Copperheads.
Campana is one of many Bearcats to enjoy successful summers and be recognized for their play. In all, UC players earned three All-Star game appearances, three all-league selections and one team championship. Below is look at the performances of many UC players from the summer of 2007. All but John Baird will return for the 2008 season.
John Baird (Delaware Cows-Great Lakes League): Appeared in seven games with four starts before signing pro contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays; went 2-0 with a 2.21 ERA, while limiting opponents to a .241 average; struck out 24 in 20.1 innings.
Ryan Baker (Brainerd Blue Thunder-Northwoods League): Played in five games in limited action.
Adam Calez (Cotuit Kettleers-Cape Cod League): Joined the Kettleers late in the summer and pitched in four games, spanning 4.2 innings. Posted a 1-0 record, a 3.86 ERA and struck out six.
Tony Campana (Southern Ohio Copperheads-Great Lakes League): Played in all-star game and was first team all-league selection after ranking first with 24 stolen bases; ranked among league leaders in hitting (9th, .349), runs (3rd, 27), hits (T-2nd, 44); added five doubles, two triples and 11 RBI.
Brian Garman (Lima Locos-Great Lakes League): Named to all-league second team after leading GLCSL with 50 strikeouts; posted a 3-1 record and a 2.66 ERA in nine starts; limited opponents to a .233 batting average.
Josh Harrison (Cotuit Kettleers-Cape Cod League): Batted .264 in 38 games in the country's most prestigious summer league; added seven doubles, one triple, two home runs, 13 RBI and 14 stolen bases.
Michael Hill (St. Cloud Riverbats-Northwoods League): Helped the Riverbats to a league championship, making nine appearances, including seven starts; held a 2-2 record and a 1.67 ERA, while holding opponents to a .194 batting average; struck out 30 in 37.2 innings.
Kevin Johnson (Stark County Terriers-Great Lakes League): Played in all-star game as a two-way player; batted .404 in 21 games with three doubles, one triple and five RBI; made nine pitching appearances, going 0-3 with a 3.63 ERA; struck out 13 in 17.1 innings and held opponents to .200 batting average.
Cameron Satterwhite (Delaware Cows-Great Lakes League): Was an all-league first team selection after leading the league in homers (5) and tying for second in RBI (30); hit .306 in 36 games with eight doubles and a triple; one of three Bearcats to play in league all-star game.
Jamel Scott (Delaware Cows-Great Lakes League): Played in just nine games before injuring wrist; hit .280 with a double and three RBI in limited action.
Robb Thompson (Cincinnati Steam-Great Lakes League): Collected a win and a save in eight games; held a 5.73 ERA and struck out eight in 11 innings.