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Byron Campbell
Byron Campbell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Waldorf, Md.

High School:
McDonough H.S.

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 200

Position:
OF

B/T:
R/R

05/24/2013

HAWKS READY FOR WOODEN-BAT SUMMER BASEBALL

14 UMES players will play in collegiate wooden-bat leagues this summer

05/15/2013

UMES BATTLES MEAC PITCHER OF THE YEAR, NARROWLY FALLS 3-1 TO SAVANNAH

J.P. Black goes seven innings with just one earned run

05/05/2013

UMES FALLS IN BACK-AND-FORTH AFFAIR TO DELAWARE STATE

Hawks came back from down three, UMES took lead in top of the seventh

05/04/2013

UMES NARROWLY SWEPT IN TWINBILL TO DELAWARE STATE

Malik Wylie, Byron Campbell hit safely in each game

04/27/2013

UMES SPLITS COUPLE OF ONE-RUN GAMES TO COPPIN STATE

Hawks take game one 3-2, fall in the second contest 5-4

2014: Started in 46 games for the Hawks, primarily as a right fielder...ended the season with the highest individual batting average on the team at .371...also had a team-best four home runs, 37 RBIs, 16 extra base hits, on base percentage of .465 and slugging percentage of .527...tied with fellow senior Jeff Fleetwood with 26 walks....finished third in steals with 10 out of 11 bases stolen...Capped off a ten game hit streak from Feb. 26th thru March 16th with a 3-for-5 day with four runs scored...had a season-high five RBIs in a game against Delaware State on April 19th, a game in which he also went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and a double...the following game against Georgetown he went 2-for-4 to raise his average to a peak of .385 at that time.

2013: Named UMES Baseball MVP after hitting .291 with a team-best 18 extra base hits and .419 on-base percentage ... was in the top-10 in Division I by reaching base in 38-consecutive games ... team-best 13-game hitting streak from Feb. 25 through March 16, including six multi-hit contests ... went 2-for-3 with two runs, a pair of walks and three stolen bases vs. St. Peter's (3/2) ... earned three multi-hit games against Lafayette ... scored eight runs in five games from March 17-23 ... went 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs and three RBI vs. Delaware State (3/30) ... 3-for-3 with a triple in middle game vs. Delaware State (4/20).

2012: Named Co-Most Improved Player of the season after hitting .302 (.183 in 2011) ... named to MEAC All-Tournament Team after hitting .474 with three doubles and five RBI in the tournament ... played in all 53 games, starting 52 of them, playing in right field ... led the team with 21 extra-base hits, including 13 doubles, seven triples and a home run, second on the team with .452 slugging percentage ... reached base in 34 straight games from 3/2 throught 4/24, second best in the MEAC ... earned eight-game hitting streak from 3/2-3/13, capped by a 4-for-5 game with two runs and a pair of RBI vs. Mount St. Mary's (3/13), falling a home run short of the cycle ... hit safely in seven straight contests from 3/24-4/3, with a 2-for-4 contest with a triple and four RBI in win over Coppin State (3/31), getting three RBI plate appearances ... hit first career home run with two-run homer at Delaware State (4/21) ... went 5-for-9 with a double and two triples in doubleheader sweep of Norfolk State (5/5) ... finished season on six-game hitting streak, going 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI in a win over North Carolina Central (5/17) followed by a 3-for-5 day with two doubles in the victory over Delaware State (5/18), each in the MEAC Tournament ... ended season going 3-for-5 with an RBI vs. Delaware State (5/19) ... competed with the Sherrill Silversmiths in the New York Collegiate Baseball League during the summer ... starting NYCBL All-Star in right field, being named First-Team All-League NYCBL the #22 NYCBL Top Prospect, finishing with a .379 batting average, eight doubles, eight home runs and 44 RBI.

2011: Started 40 games as a corner outfielder, played in 43 overall ... hit .183 with 16 walks for an on-base percentage of .285 ... hit four doubles and scored 19 runs ... fourth on the team with five stolen bases out of six attempts ... went a perfect 3-for-3 against Delaware State (4/3) ... committed just four errors for fielding percentage of .963.

High School/Club: Earned four letters in baseball, three in football and one in basketball at McDonough High School ... named first team all-conference in baseball and football ... earned team MVP honors in baseball and football ... named all-state honorable mention in baseball and played in the Chic-Fil-A Bowl Game in football ... baseball team made playoffs all four years, making the semifinals his junior season ... football team led conference in points scored and fewest points allowed his senior season ... ranked second on school's all-time passing-yards chart ... led baseball team in batting average, home runs, RBI, stolen bases, assists and hits ... broke school records for batting average and home runs ... Honor Roll student for 15-of-16 high school quarters ... had perfect attendance for two years ... earned academic scholarship and was part of the mentor/mentee program ... played club ball for Chaney Enterprise team of Maryland American Legion in Waldorf, Md. ... led team in hits, doubles and fewest errors ... team went undefeated in conference, being state finalist with record of 29-3.

Personal: Born May 19, 1992 in Washington, D.C. ... son of Frances Campbell ... major is exercise science ... pregame routine includes praying, stretching and listening to gospel music ... personal best sports moment is going 5-for-5 with two home runs and seven RBI against Hammond as a senior in high school ... lists his mother as person who influences him most for supporting him and encouraging him to do his best ... personal best non-athletic accomplishment is obtaining an academic scholarship ... plans to enter the Major League Baseball Draft upon graduation ... favorite saying is "If you're not first, you're last." ... hobbies include eating and hanging out with friends ... favorite book is Moneyballby Michael Lewis ... favorite movie is "Avatar" ... personal athletic goal this season is to lead the team in batting average, home runs, RBI and fielding percentage ... personal athletic goal upon graduation is to win the College World Series.

CAREER STATISTICS

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Year AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% BB K OB% SB-ATT
2011 .183 43-40 126 19 23 4 1 0 4 .230 16 35 .285 5-6
2013 .291 53-53 179 31 52 15 2 1 21 .413 28 47 .419 13-16
Total .268 150-145 504 79 135 32 10 2 45 .383 58 113 .368 22-27