By TOM WILLIAMS
School opens this week at Ocean City High School and two more seniors have decided on their college plans.
A.J. Campbell, who set a new school pitching record while also contributing as a hitter and third baseman, will continue his baseball career at Frostburg (MD) State.
And Alex Vitola, who was second on the OCHS softball team with a .418 average and four stolen bases, will attend Flagler (FL) College.
Campbell finished the season with a 3-0 record, a 0.66 earned run average and 6.87 strikeouts per seven innings. His ERA broke a school record that had stood for 34 years.
Frostburg is an NCAA Division 3 school located in Frostburg, Maryland – just below the Pennsylvania border about halfway between Baltimore and Pittsburgh. The Bobcats play baseball in the Capital Athletic Conference. The team was 23-14 last season. Frostburg plays football in the New Jersey Athletic Conference.
Vitola scored 20 runs for the Raiders as the team’s starting second baseman. She switched from hitting right-handed to left handed before her junior year.
Flagler College is an NCAA Division 2 school located in St. Augustine, Florida. The Saints play in the Peach Belt Conference and were 26-27 last season.
Campbell and Vitola join three other OCHS student-athletes who have made college commitments.
Senior Brandon Lashley has agreed to pitch for NCAA Division 1 Stony Brook on Long Island, New York.
Senior Danielle Donoghue will play lacrosse for NCAA Division 1 Mount St. Mary’s in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
And sophomore Faith Slimmer has verbally committed to play soccer at Division 1 Rutgers University.
There will be more to come.