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Campbell says goodbye to OSU, shifts focus toward MLB draft

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Justin Campbell

Justin Campbell on the mound

One of the most memorable college careers in recent memory for OSU baseball has come to an end.

OSU sophomore ace pitcher Justin Campbell announced on Tuesday that his time at OSU has come to an end and he would be resorting all focus towards preparing for the 2022 MLB draft.

Campbell is currently ranked as the No. 34 overall prospect in the latest MLB mock draft by, and has fluctuated as an early second to late first round pick over the course of the 2022 season.

Campbell came to OSU as the No. 190 overall recruit in the 2019 class, as part of a No. 3 ranked recruiting class for the Cowboys. 

In 2022, Campbell led the Big 12 conference in strikeouts (141) along with a 3.82 ERA and a 9-2 record on the mound. Campbell fishinished with Big 12 first team honors for the second consecutive season and is a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, given to the nation’s best amateur baseball player.