Kameron Misner has played with the Lids Missouri Bulls since the summer of his 8th grade year. He always played up a level and always wanted to be challenged. Choosing to play at the University of Missouri over many other choices shows he still is looking for that challenge.
"The Bulls had a showcase up at Mizzou last summer and I fell in love with the place," said Misner. "I had a good weekend and the coaches talked to my parents and I. The coaches said they wanted me to be a Tiger. I had some great offers from other schools but something about playing in the SEC against the best players in the country is what it really came down to."
Kameron signed his official letter of intent on signing day November 11th but he committed months ago. "Baseball is my true passion", said Misner. I like football and other sports but my future is in baseball so my senior year I went all in and that's been my focus."
Misner drew lots of interest from colleges all around the mid-west. Ole Miss, Western Illinois, SLU, SIU and Southeast Mo State just to name a few but in the end he really like the coaches at Missouri and the facilities. "Their field and their facilities are awesome", said Misner. "I can't wait to get there next summer and start working."
Misner has had a great high school career. As a sophmore in 2014, he was named All-SEMO Conference Honorable Mention outfielder and Honorable Mention All-District. He batted .333, had a 2-0 record on the mound with 1 save and an ERA of 1.16.
As a junior in 2015, Misner was named to the All-SEMO Conference First Team and First Team All-District. He had a fielding % that was perfect, batted .421 and was 7-0 with 1 save on the bump with a 1.28 ERA.
With his college choice in the rear view mirror, he can enjoy his senior season and go after that ultimate prize of a state championship. No doubt he'd like to help his Mules win the big prize.
The Bulls will miss him as he's been a staple since the summer of 2012. "The best thing about being involved in a program like the Bulls is watching kids like Kameron move on to play college baseball", said Mitch Wood, director of player personnel for the Bulls. "Great family and a great kid, he's been a pleasure to coach that's for sure."
"I am so grateful to the Lids Missouri Bulls program", said Misner. "I played my entire high school season for one organization and I couldn't have picked a better one. The coaches were great and we played at a lot of cool places. Each and every weekend, regardless of where we played, we had college coaches in the stands. Some of my best baseball memories will be summer baseball with the Bulls."
"Athletes like Kameron don't come around everyday", said Glenn Campbell, Director of the Bulls. "He has so much God given talent and he works his butt off to make sure he gets the most out of his gift. He is a very good baseball player and the sky is the limit. As good a player as he is, he's an even better person."