01/19/2015 1:43 AM -
For Immediate Release
Kameron Mizzell signs 2015 Coaching Contract with Yorkton Cardinals
Two year catcher and 2014 WMBL Allstar Kameron Mizzell from Sylacauga Alabama has signed a coaching contract with the Yorkton Cardinals for the 2015 season. Mizzell was a four year baseball starter at Talladega College while working toward and completing his degree. He has decided to pursue a coaching career now that his College and competitive playing days are over. He has taken a position as assistant coach at Talladega under Head Coach Wilberto Ramos for the 2014 fall and 2015 spring season.
It is important to mention, that in Mizzell's final year of baseball at Talladega, the Tornadoes for the first time in program baseball history qualified for the national NAIA preliminary round tournament. He received the prestigious, 2014 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Year Award. Talladega baseball began receiving votes in the NAIA national poll and has continued to receive votes in the fall 2014 coach’s preseason polls.
In 2013 Mizzell played in 33 games as a catcher/1B/DH batting .257 in 101 at Bats, hitting 3 Homeruns and committing only 2 errors. He appeared in 4 games as a pitcher, 5.2 IP and a 3.17 ERA. In 2014, his AllStar year at Yorkton, Mizzell appeared in all 46 league games as a catcher/DH/pitcher batting .312 14 doubles, 4 Homeruns 37 RBI’s, 4 errors, pitching 12.2 innings in 10 games with a 5.68 ERA and also 14 Strikeouts. In the first round of the 2014 playoffs, he led the Cardinals with a .364 batting average, with 2 runs batted in and 1 HR.
The Yorkton Cardinals feel that Mizzell's knowledge and an enthusiastic student regarding the game of baseball. He appears capable of getting the best out of his players and also has a very good attitude to everything that happens in the Cardinal organization and also the communication that is necessary with the City of Yorkton that is required to maintain a WMBL Franchise.
The Yorkton Cardinals would like to take this opportunity to thank John McVey, two year coach with the Cardinals, for the significant contribution that he made while in Yorkton. Under his tenure the team was able to gain a playoff berth in 2014 for the first time in the past five years. John has now taken an assistant coaching position at Southeastern Iowa Community College. His new position will once again bring him to Saskatchewan when he scouts the Canada Cup baseball Tournament in Saskatoon in the early part of August 2015.
Mizzell joins Bill Sobkow and John Zeeben to complete the 2015 Yorkton Cardinals coaching staff.
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