Cameron Byers Commits to the Glenville State University Pioneers in West Virginia

by Jim Stewart

18U Titan Cameron Byers committed to the NCAA Division 2 Glenville State University Pioneers on Saturday afternoon. The stealthy starting pitcher is the fifth Titan to commit to a US College during the first NCAA signing period.  Titans’ 18U Head Coach and College Placement Officer Denis Bailey praised the stalwart efforts of his top pitcher:  “Byers is a workhorse.  Every time he steps on the mound, he competes to give us a chance to win.”  Coach Bailey also believes that his 18U ace has the right stuff to succeed as a NCAA pitcher:  “He offers a 3-pitch mix that will play well at the next level.  He’s a bulldog on the mound.” 


The Titans’ recently-completed Fall U.S. College Trip left a demonstrable impression on Byers, especially their mid-trip game at Glenville State University which is known affectionately as “The Lighthouse on the Hill”:  “When I got to their facility, I loved that they had a turf field. We also got to see their workout facilities which are top of the line for a NCAA D2 school.”  The Newmarket, Ontario resident is excited about the prospect of living in Glenville, West Virginia and being part of a college baseball team:  “I look forward to being part of a new team in a new place and I think it will be a great step forward for my career as a baseball player.”


The Honor Roll graduate of St. Andrew’s College in Aurora will be majoring in business and he delineated his athletic and academic goals as a student-athlete at GSU which is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2022:  “As an athlete, it would be my goal to get better as a pitcher and be able to dominate at the next level. As a student, I want to have an enjoyable time with new people.”


Byers—who is using his gap year to his utmost advantage with an impressive workout regimen at the Titans’ facility-- expressed his gratitude towards his baseball club regarding his college baseball placement:  “The Titans helped a lot because if not for them, I wouldn’t be going to Glenville in the first place. They showed the campus and its facilities to us on the College Tour and after that, they helped me by setting up a contact with Head Coach James Mullins to finally get me committed.”


The veteran left-handed pitcher, who had a brilliant CPBL season on the bump for the 18U Titans in 2022, reflected on his 3-year career:  “I think the highlight of my career as a Titan was being able to play against some of the best competition in Canada as a team with a bunch of great guys all working towards the same end goal to be where I am right now:  going down to the states to play baseball.”


He offered some closing scholarly advice to the younger players in the Titans Baseball Club program about achieving post-secondary goals as a student-athlete: 

“Stay on top of your school work because you might have the ability to play at the top as a baseball player, but if your academics aren’t there, you won’t be able to play for a US College team.”


The Titans Baseball Club extends its congratulations to Cameron Byers whose work ethic, comportment, and academic performance over the past three years have made him an exemplary student-athlete.  We wish you all the best, Cameron, in your final CPBL season with the 18U Titans and in West Virginia with the Glenville State University Pioneers in your first NCAA season.  Our “Ace on the Hill” sets up so well to be a shining light for “The Lighthouse on the Hill”.