BYRON CAMPBELL NAMED CORVIAS ECAC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
April 25, 2014
CENTERVILLE, Mass. – For the second time in the past two weeks, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore baseball team has had one of its players named Corvias Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week as senior outfielder Byron Campbell (Waldorf, Md.) received the honor earlier this week. The award is the third for Campbell this week and eighth overall for the Hawks over the past 14 days.
Campbell picked up the honor in the Division I South and was one of three recipients in Division I that received the honor from the ECAC. He was also named a National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Player of the Week and Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Monday.
Campbell hit .591 with over a six-game stretch to lead UMES to a 3-3 record. He was 2-for-6 with three RBI in the Hawks’ doubleheader split with Lehigh midweek, before going 11-for-16 (.688) with two homers in four games at Delaware State. It was his effort that helped the Hawks sweep a twinbill with DSU on Saturday, the first from a Hawk outfit versus DSU in over a decade. He reached base in every contest last week, moving his consecutive games of reaching base to 14.
Last week, UMES senior centerfielder Stephen Bull (Millsboro, Del.) claimed the Corvias ECAC Player of the Week, while also being named a NCAA Player of the Week, Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week and MEAC Player of the Week. Freshman Skylar Murray (Georgetown, Del.) was named MEAC Rookie of the Week on Monday as well.
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