URI infielder earns top honor
Jamestowner Jeff Cammans has been named the 2012 NCBWA District I Player of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America. Cammans is one of just nine players from around the nation to earn the honor, and the first ever from the University of Rhode Island.
Previous NCBWA District Players of the Year have included Mark Teixeira, Mark Prior, Khalil Greene, Rickie Weeks, Jered Weaver, Alex Gordon, Brad Lincoln, David Price, Buster Posey, Stephen Strasburg and Taylor Jungmann.
Cammans, who registered 19 multiple-hit and 16 multiple-RBI games this year, ended the regular season ranked seventh in the nation with an Atlantic-10 best 23 doubles. He also finished second in the league in RBI (58), fourth in hits (77) and seventh in stolen bases (20). In the field, he posted a .993 fielding percentage, committing just three errors on 402 chances.
A two-time All-Conference and All-New England selection, Cammans ended his collegiate career with a .313 average, 231 hits, 134 runs and 131 RBI. He also swiped 63 bags and collected 56 extrabase hits.