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Dennie makes it official that he’s headed to Arizona State

November 20, 2018
Dennie signingPLYMOUTH – A member of the Plymouth Pilgrims has decided to head west to pursue his college baseball career.
Senior Cam Dennie has decided to continue his education and baseball career at Arizona State University.
“A lot of it has to do with the coaches, the facilities, the great weather,” said Dennie. “They want good players that are good people.”
Cam is the son of Cory and Teresa Dennie. Cam will major in business with a concentration in Finance looking to eventually become a Financial Planner. He has a GPA of 3.36 and is currently ranked 89th in his senior class of 287 students.
Cam will start his fourth year as a member of the PHS baseball team this spring.
“Things got really busy in my sophomore year,” he said of the recruiting process. “I played some ball down in Indy in the summer and started talking to a lot of schools after that. I turned away a lot of other schools – Notre Dame, Auburn, Mississippi State and some schools around Indiana.”
“I honestly felt that I just want to go where it’s warm,” he said with a grin.
He helped lead Plymouth to an NLC title last year. Cam is a two-time All-Conference player, and last year was selected to the 4A 1st Team All-State as a second baseman. Cam also played basketball for two years and football for one year.
Arizona State is a member of the PAC-12 Conference and has a rich baseball tradition.  They have made 22 College Baseball World Series appearances. ASU has won 21 PAC-12 Conference Championships and five National Championships. This year’s ASU team will look to improve on their 7th place conference finish from a year ago. Conference member Oregon State won the 2018 College World Series.
Currently, 110 former ASU players have played Major League Baseball. Some of these greats include Sal Bando, Rick Monday, Bob Horner, Reggie Jackson, Barry Bonds, and Dustin Pedroia.
There is an Indiana connection to Cam’s choice. Current head coach at ASU – Tracy Smith -Kentland, IN, and is a 1984 graduate of South Newton High School.
While the college degree will be a nice thing Dennie has another dream to chase in Arizona.
“I really want to play professional baseball,” he said. “That’s my dream.”
Arizona State opens their 2019 season by hosting the University of Notre Dame in a three game series.