Campbell becomes winningest Sayreville pitcher

Campbell becomes winningest Sayreville pitcher

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Campbell becomes winningest Sayreville pitcher

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Senior right-hander Christian Campbell became the Sayreville High School baseball team’s winningest pitcher, earning his 23rd career victory in the Bombers’ 7-0 blanking of Linden at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater on Monday.

Campbell ends his stellar tenure with a 23-10 mark, besting Chuck Frobosilo’s previous record, established 27 years ago.

“I’m very happy for him,” Sayreville coach Mike Novak said. “He’s worked very hard and he’s been a big part of giving us credibility on a statewide level and getting our program back to where it needs to be.”

After Sayreville used four pitchers for one inning apiece on Senior Day, the Bombers broke a scoreless deadlock in the top of the fifth. Campbell entered as a reliever in the bottom half of the frame and hurled the final three innings, allowing just one hit while striking out six.

According to NFHS rules, Campbell was declared the victorious hurler.

Campbell, who will attend Rutgers University on a partial baseball scholarship in the fall, compiled an 18-3 record over the past two seasons.

Last year, he led the Bombers to a single-season school record 25 wins as the Home News Tribune’s Player of the Year.

Campbell went 2-3 as a freshman, 3-4 as a sophomore, 9-1 as a junior and 9-2 as a senior on the mound.

Batterymate Mike Carey went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI, while sophomore second baseman Josh Guarnera homered against the Tigers.

Rule 9-7 of the official 2013 NFHS baseball rulebook states: “If the score is tied it results in the game becoming a new contest so far as judging who is the winning pitcher … if the starting pitcher is removed before having pitched four or more innings and his team is ahead the official scorer shall determine the winning pitcher to be the relief pitcher who has been the most effective … generally the relief pitcher credited with the win is the pitcher when his team takes the lead and holds it for the rest of the game.”

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