Former McNeese Pitcher Selected By New York Mets In MLB Draft
The former Poke and Southland Conference Relief Pitcher of the Year was selected in the 14th round of the MLB Draft by the New York Mets.
Cameron Foster, a Houston native, came to McNeese from Wharton Community College in Wharton, TX. He worked primarily as a closer for the Pokes in the 2022 season and ended the year with a 4-2 overall record with 12 saves and 84 strikeouts.
Cameron Foster's career awards and accolades:
• Southland Conference Relief of the Year (2022)
• 10th Lowest ERA in Nation (2022)
• All-Southland Conference First Team (2022)
• NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award Midseason Watch List (2022)
• Southland Conference Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll (2020, 2021)
Cameron had this to say about getting drafted:
It was exciting to get the call. The area scout called me and told me congratulations that I've been drafted by the Mets. I'm happy to be going to a place that wants me and look forward to getting to work.
Foster was dominant on the mound during the 2022 Southland Conference baseball tournament. Watching him play was so exciting. Before every pitch, he would talk to himself on the mound. I'm not the best lip reader but, I caught him saying that essentially the batters he was facing weren't on his level as he mowed them all down. This guy is intense, and I love it.
Foster will find out his destination in the minor leagues in the next week or so.
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