Campbell Baseball Summer Update: LaRue named CPL All-Star
BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Rising Campbell senior Seth LaRue, playing for the Wilson Tobs, was named a Coastal Plain League All-Star, highlighting Campbell play around summer collegiate baseball leagues this week.
Named to the CPL's East All-Star squad, LaRue is hitting .322 at the break with 13 RBI, 12 runs scored, two home runs and five doubles, starting 24 games. The Evansville, Ind. native was named the CPL's Hitter of the Week on June 23.
The 2014 Coastal Plain League All-Star Game, held on July 14 at Big Rock Stadium in Morehead City, N.C., saw the West defeat the East 7-5. LaRue went 0-for-1 with a run scored and a walk for the East.
In other Campbell summer league action, Matt Parrish is also with the Tobs, .271 with seven runs and six RBI. Another Camel, John Allen, carries a 1.80 ERA in nine relief appearances for the Tobs, striking out 12 in 10 innings.
Also in the CPL, Kyle Prats is batting .325 with seven runs scored and six RBI for the Forest City Owls.
Landon Tilley has also pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout in his only appearance with the Florence RedWolves, while Steven Leonard went 2-for-5 with a run in his only game in a Gastonia Grizzlies uniform.
Pitching this summer for the Kenosha Kingfish of the Northwoods League, Coley Thompkins owns a 3-2 record with a 4.40 ERA in 16 1/3 innings over eight appearances. In the South Florida Collegiate League, Greg Tonnesen owns a .233 average for the Coral Springs Canes, adding four RBI and a run.
Andrew Witczak has a 2-1 record with a 1.80 ERA in five appearances that include two starts for the Alexandria Aces in the Ripken Collegiate Baseball League.
Right-hander Bobby Thorson has pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings in two appearances for the Crystal Lake Cardinals of the Metropolitan Collegiate Summer League, striking out four while allowing just one hit with a perfect ERA. The junior has also knocked in three runs and scored three times at the plate.
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Campbell finished the 2014 season with a 41-21 overall record, tying for the second-most wins in school history. The Camels claimed the Big South Tournament Championship in Rock Hill, S.C., earning the school's second NCAA Regional berth.
In the Columbia Regional, No. 4 seed CU picked up its first-ever NCAA Regional win, knocking off third-seeded Old Dominion 4-1 in 12 innings.
Campbell has won 131 games over the last three years, posting three consecutive 40-plus win seasons.