Former Hawk to Play Professional Baseball in Australia
Daniel Cameron, a 2015 Henry Ford College (HFC) alumnus who played baseball for the College for two years will continue his baseball career Down Under.
Cameron, of Livonia, will play for the Carine Cats, a minor league feeder team for the Perth Heat of the Australia Baseball League (ABL), which is affiliated with Major League Baseball (MLB). He signed a 1-year contract with the Cats on July 8 and leaves for Australia on September 26. The Australian baseball season begins October 1 and runs through early April.
"I can't wait to head over to Australia. It's really a dream come true," says Cameron.
Cameron played varsity baseball all four years at Churchill High School in Livonia. Upon graduating, he played two seasons at HFC on an athletic scholarship under Coach Steve Brown, currently the head softball coach. "HFC was some of the best years of my life. The College introduced me to my best friends, my roommate, and allowed me to continue to work on my game and get better," said Cameron.
After graduating from HFC, Cameron transferred to Shenandoah University (SU) in Winchester, VA, where he played baseball during his final two years of eligibility. He credits HFC for allowing him to up his game, which then allowed him him to play as well as he did at SU.
I'm very excited about this. I can't wait to get started. I'm looking forward to living in Australia. The beaches there are gorgeous. I'll be living right on the beach. It's pretty cool," said Cameron.
Brown has high praise for Cameron. "I'm pretty proud of Dan, "said Brown. "He was a great student, a great baseball player, and - most of all - a great person! I was happy to have coached him for two years at HFC. He did everything I asked him to do, on and off the field."