Feb. 13, 2013

CBI MEAC preview


Inside: With Norfolk State's Cameron Day

By Phil Stanton

CollegeBaseballInsider.com Co-Founder

phil@collegebaseballinsider.com  @RoadToOmaha


Cameron Day is a junior outfielder from Virginia Beach. He saw action in just seven games as a freshman in 2011, going 2 for 9 with a double and two runs. Day worked himself into a First Team All-MEAC performer a season ago, hitting .356 in 43 games with seven doubles, four triples, 30 runs, 24 RBI and nine steals. He finished fourth in the conference in batting and posted an on-base percentage of .417. The Spartans were 22-28 overall in 2012, but 15-9 in MEAC contests.


Day was named to the MEAC Commissioner’s Academic Team and NSU Athletics Director’s Honor Roll in 2012.


1. What were the factors in your increased production from your freshman to sophomore seasons?
I believe that the experience I gained over the summer playing for the Catawba Valley Stars, an increase in playing time, and better time management during my second year in college helped me. I was able to put in extra work and figure out what things required the most correction in my swing and overall game.

2. What are your personal goals for 2013?
To make the Dean's List this semester, to give the best effort I possibly can to contribute to our team's championship push and ultimately, represent Jesus Christ the best I know how.

3. You are majoring in Electronics Engineering. Do you have a difficult time balancing baseball and academics?
Yes, that is a tremendous obstacle especially in the spring semester as those courses often are more difficult than ones offered in the fall. Plus, playing a 52-game schedule heavily impacts my study time.

4. How has it been for you to be able to play college baseball so close to home?
I enjoy playing close to home because it gives my family a chance to come out and support us every home game, which helps me stay true to who I am and the faith my parents have instilled in me.

5. What do the Spartans have to do this season to move up in the MEAC standings?
We must hit as a collective unit every time we show up to the ball park. The pitchers we have are outstanding and the defense behind them is getting better and better every day. We must score some runs to put ball games out of reach for our opponents.


(photos courtesy of NSU Media Relations Office)