For four years, Plainview’s Blake Campo has been a dominant presence for the Indians’ baseball team.


For four years, Plainview’s Blake Campo has been a dominant presence for the Indians’ baseball team.

Whether on the mound, at the plate, or patrolling the infield, Campo has been the star contributor of one of southern Oklahoma’s best prep programs.

Now, with the zenith of his high school days at hand, the young man has made a decision on his future, signing a letter of intent to continue his baseball career at Murray State College Friday.

“I’ve just grown up my whole life playing baseball,” Campo said. “I didn’t really expect to have a baseball scholarship and was at the right place at the right time.”

Campo said that he had received interest from the Aggies during a strong senior year, and finally received an offer from the Tishomingo junior college following a win against Sulphur.

“I went home and talked to my family about what might benefit me the best,” Campo said. “We decided that baseball was the best choice.”

Campo will be looked at in the infield and pitching, but Murray State assistant coach Lloyd Gage expects Campo to make his mark in the outfield.

“He’s got pure athleticism,” Gage said. “What he can do on the baseball field can have a great impact for us… he’s so athletic and he’s got speed.”

The scholarship Campo is receiving will cover his full cost of attendance, according to Plainview head coach Brent Hackney.

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