March 10, 2010
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LUBBOCK, Texas – Baylor infielder Raynor Campbell has been named to the College Baseball Foundation “National All-Star Lineup,” as announced by the foundation on Wednesday.
Campbell becomes only the second Baylor player ever honored by the College Baseball Foundation. Former Bear Mike Pankratz was named to the All-Star Lineup for games during the week of May 6-12, 2006.
The senior from Katy, Texas, hit .500 (12-for-24) with four home runs, three doubles and 17 RBI in Baylor’s six games during the week of March 1-7.
The honor is Campbell’s third of the week. He was also named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Player of the Week and one of Collegiate Baseball Newspaper’s National Players of the Week.
With the honor, Campbell becomes the first Baylor player to ever earn two national player of the week awards in the same week.
Campbell hit safely and drove in at least one run in all six games during the week. He collected at least one RBI in 12 different plate appearances and had five multi-RBI games.
With the Bears on a five-game losing streak, and the offense struggling, Campbell was moved into the clean-up spot in the lineup for Saturday’s doubleheader. It was the first time he hit fourth in the order since his fourth collegiate game on Feb. 13, 2007.
Campbell responded in a big way, going 6-for-9 with three home runs, 10 RBI, four runs scored and two stolen bases as Baylor won each of the last three games of the four-game set with Oral Roberts.
In the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader, Campbell gave the Bears an early lead with a two-run homer, then after the Golden Eagles tied the game in the second, he put the Bears on top again with a sacrifice fly. With the Bears behind again the next time he came to the plate, he knocked a RBI single to tie the score, and Baylor went on to win 7-6.
In Sunday’s series finale against ORU, Campbell tied the game with a RBI single in the fifth, hit what would prove to be a game-winning, two-run homer in the sixth, and added two insurance runs with another homer in the eighth.
Campbell doubled twice and drove in a pair of runs in Friday’s series opener. He went 4-for-10 with five RBI, a double and a home run in Baylor’s two midweek games earlier in the week.
Campbell sat out Tuesday’s win over Louisiana Tech, but he is expected to return to the lineup when the Bears host Illinois-Chicago this weekend. Baylor takes on the Flames at 6:30 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday and noon on Sunday.