“Lightning Fast” Cameron Nemeth Commits to the Lewis and Clark Trailblazers
Cameron Nemeth became the 13th Titan from the Class of 2023 to commit to a US College. The speedy 18U outfielder committed to the Lewis and Clark Community College Trailblazers earlier this month. He will join teammate Eric Lanoue in Godfrey, Illinois and provide even more Canadian content for the Illinois-based ballclub. The Trailblazers currently have 3 Canadians on their 2022-2023 NJCAA D2 roster.
Head Coach Denis Bailey offered a flattering assessment of his outfielder’s prospects at the southern Illinois Junior College: “Nemeth has the potential to be a five-tool guy with the Trailblazers. He is one of the most athletic guys I have ever coached in the CPBL, IBL, or OUA.” The veteran coach added that “Cameron’s work ethic is really good. As an outfielder, he is lightning fast. His fastest sub-7—which is 6.65—is always going to turn heads and pass the eye test.”
Nemeth explained his multi-faceted decision to commit to the Trailblazers: “Lewis and Clark CC checked a lot of boxes for me. It is an excellent school ranked 87 out of 906 CC in the US and their level of play is very competitive with an opportunity to play in the Prospect League in the summers. The number one reason I chose to become a Trailblazer is because of Coach Ferguson and his style of coaching. Coach Ferguson is levelheaded and firm and is an excellent communicator. I felt he would be the right coach to help get the most out of my potential at the next level.”
In addition to the evident attributes of Trailblazers’ Head Coach Ferguson, Nemeth also noted the positives about living in Godfrey, Illinois: “I am looking forward to meeting my new teammates and classmates. Godfrey has a small town feel and the campus is stunning. I will enjoy spending time in the beautiful setting.”
Nemeth, who graduated from Newmarket High School’s French Immersion program as an Ontario Scholar and lettered in Track and Field and Baseball, delineated his academic goals at Lewis and Clark and beyond the Junior College setting: “I am going to be taking an Associate of Arts degree with a focus on business courses. I plan on transferring to a 4-year institution and continuing in business studies.” Nemeth added that “I am going to be focused on having a disciplined approach towards getting good grades and having a great baseball experience my freshman year. My long term goal is still to continue to develop as a player to reach my full potential.”
The resident of Newmarket foregrounded the importance of the Titans Fall College Tour in October 2022 and the Titans’ College Placement protocols as the elements that helped him decide on his college baseball placement: “The Titans have allowed me to showcase my skills at various tournaments as well as the Fall College tour. They have supported my development and promoted my skills and potential to various coaches. When it came down to choosing the right school for me, they were able to guide me through the entire decision process.”
Nemeth also noted the most memorable highlights of his Titans' career: “There are a lot of great memories for me, but two really stand out. The first was hitting a triple to help my team win in Cincinnati last summer. The second was hitting a HR in the Titans’ World Series weekend.” He was clear in his instruction to younger Titans in hopes they will have similar highlights and a satisfactory college placement: “Always put yourself against the best competition and understand that in baseball and in your studies, the extra work is going to be necessary to having success. Nothing is going to happen overnight so be patient in your journey. Set goals, work towards them, and love the grind.”
It’s clear that Cameron Nemeth has loved the grind of High School and CPBL baseball. The Titans Baseball Club looks forward to his play in both the 18U Titans outfield during the 2023 CPBL season and the Trailblazers’ outfield during the 2023 NJCAA season in Illinois. Congratulations, Cameron, and all the best in the Land of Lincoln.