SANTA ANA, Calif. – On June 13th, Cameron Baranek joined the list of former Don Baseball players to be drafted by a Major-League Baseball organization, as he was selected by the Miami Marlins in the ninth round with the 296th overall pick.
The center fielder played at Santa Ana College for two years, posting a batting average of over.315 in both seasons. He was named a Second-Team All-Orange Empire Outfielder in his sophomore year.
Baranek then transferred to Hope International University, where his game began to flourish. This past season he hit a team-high .364 batting average with 14 home runs and 40 runs batted in while leading the Royals to their first appearance at the NAIA World Series. He was tabbed as a NAIA All-American as well as a member of the All-GSAC team.
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