Logan High School graduate Zach Minnick is having a smooth transition to the college game.
Minnick, a freshmen member of the Campbell University baseball team, is currently hitting .325 — fifth-best on the team — and is riding a seven-game hitting streak.
He is 13-for-40 at the plate and has one double and five RBI in 16 total games played. Minnick has also drawn seven walks and has been hit by one pitch. He also has a stolen base and a .429 on-base percentage.
On the mound, Minnick has also seen action as he has a 1.77 ERA in 15 innings pitched.
As a catcher, Minnick has thrown out 5 out of 5 would-be basestealers.
Campbell, a Division I school and a member of the Big South Conference, most recently lost 11-8 at home to winless Rider on Tuesday at Buis Creek, N.C.
The Camels remain at home this weekend, hosting North Carolina A&T in a three-game series, beginning Friday. The series continues Saturday and Sunday.
Campbell is 7-10 overall on the season and have lost five straight games, also falling to Virginia Tech (11-8), Davidson (7-4), Rhode Island (7-6) and Indiana State (4-1).
The Camels split with Virginia Tech in a road series, also winning 7-1 on March 8 on the road in a two-game series.
Earlier in the season, the Camels lost 4-0 at Duke on Feb. 23 and beat the Blue Devils 5-1 on March 2 at home.
Campbell dropped two of three games at home Feb. 26-28 to Minnesota of the Big Ten Conference. The Camels beat the Golden Gophers 11-7 in Game 1, then lost 3-1 and 7-5.
The Camels later in the season have marquee matchups on April 27 at North Carolina and May 17 at East Carolina.
Minnick, who stands 6-foot and weighs 210 pounds, wears No. 20 for the Camels, the same number he wore at Logan.
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).