TUCSON, Ariz. – Alabama State baseball pitcher Joseph Camacho has been named to the Louisville Slugger All-America team, announced today by the Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
The El Paso, Texas, native, who is both a three-time SWAC Pitcher of the Year and three-time first-team all-conference performer, was named as an third-team All-American. Camacho is 10-0 this season with a 2.04 ERA with one save in 14 appearances with 12 starts. In 83.2 IP, he allowed only 70 hits, 26 runs (19 earned), with 21 walks and 82 strikeouts. He threw two shutouts this season, with six or more strikeouts in nine of 12 starts, while allowing three runs or less in 11 of 12 starts.
It was the continuation of the one of the most stellar careers in the history of Hornet Athletics, as Camacho is 36-4 in his career with a 3.28 ERA in 58 starts and 46 appearances. Camacho is unbeaten in his last 36 starts (31-0, 5 no decisions) as the 2016 SWAC Champion Hornets (38-15) will make their first appearance in the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament against the Florida State Seminoles Friday at 5 p.m. CT.