Congratulations to Parker senior Michael Campagna, Class of 2019, who was named most valuable player at the 2019 Perfect Game West Martin Luther King Jr. Championship in Phoenix, Arizona on Jan. 18.

“It was awesome winning the MVP. I have never won MVP before and the tournament was actually my last ever travel ball tournament I will ever play,” said Michael who plays catcher, third base, and pitcher.

“Travel ball” as Michael explains it is a baseball league that has members from all over the country that come together to play their favorite sport—baseball. Michael is a member of the North East Baseball National team, which has team members from Tampa, Florida to Elkhorn, Nebraska.

“It was actually my first time ever playing with North East Baseball which made the tournament even more fun because I met a lot of new friends from all over the country. It says a lot about our team to be able to form relationships and win a tournament with teammates that we have never met before.”

“Overall I would probably say that this was the best four days of baseball I have ever played,” Michael continued. “But the highlight of the tournament was probably my 2-out, go-ahead grand slam to ultimately secure the 1st seed of the playoffs. Throughout the tournament I went 6-13, and had a double, triple, and a grand slam. I led the tournament in RBIs with 9, and I threw out 4 total runners when I caught.”

This spring, Michael looks forward to bringing his off-season momentum to the Lancers. After graduation, Michael has already committed to playing Division I baseball as an Aggie for University of California, Davis.