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Justin Kamplain
Justin Kamplain

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Jasper, Ala.

High School:
Walker

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 170

Position:
LHP

Experience:
2L

B-T:
R-L



06/19/2014

Justin Kamplain Signs Contract with Yankees

Kamplain to forego senior season to start professional career

06/07/2014

Justin Kamplain Selected in 18th Round of 2014 MLB Draft

Kamplain selected by the New York Yankees with the 54nd2 overall pick

05/16/2014

The Battle Plan

Seventeen of our teams posted scores that were above the national average in their respective sports for the figures that cover the four-year period from the 2008-09 through 2012-13 school years.

05/01/2014

The Battle Plan

This has been the most difficult week of the 13 months I have been at the University.

04/24/2014

No. 8 Baseball Travels to South Carolina for Pivotal SEC Series

Crimson Tide battles Gamecocks in series between top-10 teams

05/01/2014

Preview: Austen Smith & Justin Kamplain Preview Florida

Preview: Austen Smith & Justin Kamplain Preview Florida

03/12/2014

Kentucky Preview: Justin Kamplain

Kentucky Preview: Justin Kamplain

02/19/2014

Justin Kamplain Previews Stephen F. Austin

Justin Kamplain Previews Stephen F. Austin

Career Awards
SEC Freshman of the Week, March 26, 2012

LAST OUTING: Allowed one run on five hits and four walks to help the Tide knock off No. 5 Florida State (5.31) ... struck out three batters and threw 125 pitches in eight innings.

Junior (2014)
Was named SEC Pitcher of the Week after his win against Auburn (4.12) after striking out five in 8.2 innings and holding the Tigers to one run on three hits and three walks ... made eight "quality starts" in 15 apperances in 2014, as the regular Saturday starter ... in 90 innings pitched, posted a 2.90 ERA and a .205 batting average against, and led the Tide with 69 strikeouts ... led Alabama to its first combined nine-inning no-hitter since 1942, earning his second win of 2014 with seven scoreless, hitless innings against Mississippi Valley State (3.8) ... struck out a career-high 12 batters with the only three baserunners reaching on walks ... earned his sixth win of 2014 after blanking No. 16 Mississippi State (5.17) over 5.1 innings ... gave up three hits and three walks with four strikeouts ... threw his first career complete-game, going nine innings, allowing one run on four hits wtih no walks and three strikeouts to earn the win at No. 6 LSU (5.10) ... took the loss against No. 5 Florida (5.3) after allowing four runs on six hits and two walks with a pair of strikeouts in 5.1 innings ... helped lead Alabama to its only win at No. 8 South Carolina (4.26) ... allowed one run on four hits and two walks with four strikeouts in 6.1 innings ... did not factor into the decision after striking out No. 9 Mississippi (3.29) 11 times and limiting the Rebels to four runs (three earned) on seven hits and three walks in 6.2 innings ... did not factor in the decision after limiting Arkansas (3.22) to one run in 6.2 innings ... gave up six hits and a walk with three strikeouts ... picked up his first win of the season after striking out seven in six shutout innings against Stephen F. Austin (2.22) ... allowed three hits with no walks.

Sophomore (2013)
Appeared in 20 games with six starts on the mound ... posted a 1-0 record with a pair of saves with a 4.77 ERA in 54.2 innings pitched ... finished the year with 50 strikeouts, including a career-high 10 against Missouri on May 12 ... tied for eighth in the SEC in batters struck out looking with 24 ... logged 13 appearances out of the bullpen before making his first start of the season ... posted a 5.06 ERA during SEC play ... made nine appearances with five starts in conference play, totaling 37.1 innings pitched with 35 strikeouts ... lasted only 3.0 innings in start against Auburn at the SEC Tournament ... struck out three in 2.2 relief innings to help Alabama post a 5-4 win over Vanderbilt in 10 innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on a hit and two hit batters in game two of the series (5.17) ... did not factor into the decision but gave his team a chance to win with a quality start in the comeback victory against Missouri (5.12), when he rang up a career-high 10 strikeouts in 6.2 innings pitched and allowed three runs on eight hits ... came away with a no-decision in the series finale at No. 15 Mississippi State (5.5), after throwing five innings and allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits with five walks and five strikeouts ... in his third start of the year, threw a career-high 7.1 innings and picked up his only win of the season against Texas A&M (4.27) ... threw 7.1 scoreless innings against the Aggies before allowing two runs with one out in the eighth ... started the Saturday matchup with No. 2 LSU (4.20) but did not factor into the decision, after striking out five in 5.2 innings while allowing seven runs on nine hits and two walks ... did not factor into the decision in his first start of the season at No. 18 Mississippi (4.13), when he allowed two runs on two hits and four walks in 5.2 innings pitched ... threw a scoreless inning in the victory over No. 9 Arkansas (4.6), striking out two and hitting one batter ... threw one scoreless inning versus Southeastern Louisiana (4.2), allowing one hit and striking out two ... made his 10th appearance of the year against Jacksonville State (3.20), providing the Tide with two perfect innings while striking out two of the six batters he faced ... struck out one batter in 1.1 scoreless, hitless innings in the first game of the Louisville series (3.8) ... came in to get the final out versus Auburn (3.5), allowing a hit and a walk in the process ... earned the save with 2.2 innings of work versus Samford (2.26), allowing a solo home run and one walk with three strikeouts ... appeared in one game of the series against Florida Atlantic (2.24), recording the final out in the finale against the Owls by retiring the only batter he faced ... pitched the final inning in the win versus No. 21 Southern Mississippi, allowing three runs (two earned) on one hit, a walk and a hit batter, with one strikeout ... threw the final 2.1 innings in the finale of the series-opening series against VMI (2.17) to record his first career save, after allowing one hit with three strikeouts.

Freshman (2012)
Named the SEC Freshman of the Week on March 26 ... in 15 appearances, started nine including two "quality starts," one at LSU (4.14) and one against Mississippi (3.24) ... ranked second on the team with a 3.71 ERA ... posted a team-leading 46 strikeouts in 63.0 innings ... had five starts and 10 appearances during SEC play, with 28 strikeouts in 44.2 innings pitched against conference foes ... matched his season-high with six strikeouts in 5.0 innings against Georgia (5.17) ... held Kentucky (5.11), the SEC's third-best hitting team, to no runs on four hits in 4.0 innings of the series opener ... did allow two Wildcats batters to reach in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings, pitching out of all three jams ... tied a season high with 7.0 innings in the second game of the series at LSU (4.14) ... faced a season-high 29 Tigers batters in that game but came out on the losing end of a pitchers duel, after allowing three runs on seven hits with three strikeouts ... in game two of the series against Mississippi (3.24), pitched 7.0 innings while allowing two runs on three hits ... struck out six LSU batters and carried a no-hitter into the seventh before allowing a leadoff single to start the inning ... named the SEC Freshman of the Week on March 26, after his performance against the No. 17 Rebels ... threw 4.0 innings in a starting role as the Tide defeated Southern Mississippi, 8-3 (3.13), allowing two earned runs on four hits with five strikeouts and a walk ... left that game against Southern Miss after 4.0 innings with a 3-2 lead and did not factor into the decision ... made his second start against Arkansas Pine-Bluff (2.26), throwing 5.0 innings while allowing one run on three hits with five strikeouts ... in his first start for the Tide, allowed four runs (two earned) on three hits in 3.0 innings during the series finale against Florida Atlantic (2.19), with four strikeouts and three walks.

High School
Named the 2011 class AHSAA 5A Pitcher and Player of the Year ... selected to the Super All-State Team following his senior season ... finished his career at Walker High School with 243.1 innings pitched, 325 strikeouts and a 1.92 ERA ... had a 7-2 record with one save as a senior, when he recorded 115 strikeouts in 66.0 innings pitched, with a 1.38 ERA ... threw two perfect games as a senior and struck out a career-high 17 hitters in a game against Northwest Rankin ... named a preseason Southeast Region Honorable Mention All-American by Perfect Game ... named to the Birmingham News all-state team as a junior ... played in the 2010 North/South all-star game ... a three-time Eagle Elite Pitcher of the Year ... threw a no-hitter as a freshman ... selected to the Eagle Elite Team in 2008 ... also played four years of basketball at Walker and was named the 2011 AHSAA Class 5A All-Area Player of the Year.

Personal
Selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 22nd round of the 2011 MLB Draft ... born William Justin Kamplain on Feb. 13, 1993, in Jasper, Ala. ... son of Charles and Dawn Kamplain ... has two sisters, Erin and Ashley ... majoring in human performance exercise science.

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