Jags baseball defeated UALR yesterday 10-2. They advance to take on ULL tonight in the second round of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament
His decision to become a Jaguar came down to a variety of factors. According to Cameron “The coaching staff is very approachable and honest with everyone. I love the way that they recruited and the recruits they're bringing in. Coach Calvi is building the baseball program, and I wanted to be a part of a process like that. I wanted to go somewhere where the coaches work hard and love the game just as much as I do, and they certainly have both of those attributes.”
The Chilton County Tigers advanced to Montgomery eventually losing to Spanish Fort High School in the Class 5A State Finals. With a lot of those players returning in 2013, Cameron had this to about his goals for his senior season, “Keep working at a pace that nobody can keep up with, and understand why we do it. Our ultimate goal is to win a ring. Not (finish) 2nd or 3rd.”
South Alabama was originally evaluating Cummings as a pitcher, going back to when Coach Calvi first got here. He’s a very good pitcher, but he’s really developed as a hitter and a very reliable source informed us that he’s “tearing it up at the plate this summer.” He’s also a 6.7 runner, so he’ll get his first shot in the OF.
Cummings is what you would call a “dirt-eater.” He plays the game hard, and he has a ton of experience against good competition playing with Alabama Baseball Academy out of Pelham during the summers. “Rusty Riley is my coach, and I've played with him for 3 years now. I've had lots of fun with him, and Coach Calvi actually saw me first when I played with Rusty,” added Cummings who even has some team USA experience.
Auburn, Shelton State Community College, and Meridian Community College were all recruiting, but Cameron Cummings is a guy who really wanted to be at South Alabama. We’re really glad to have him.