Decker Joins Staff as Volunteer Assistant

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Decker Joins Staff as Volunteer Assistant
FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas softball head coach Mike Larabee has announced the apition of Camden Decker to his staff as a volunteer assistant. He comes to Fayetteville as a current member and catcher for the USA Men’s Fastpitch National Team and a consultant to current Chicago Cubs pitcher Michael Bowden. Decker will work with the Razorbacks’ catchers and throw batting practice. “We’re excited to have Camden join our staff,” Larabee said. “He brings experience as a player of both baseball and softball and as a coach where he’s had the opportunity to work at the highest level with Major League Baseball. In apition to his past experiences, we’re excited about the energy he’ll bring to this team and our program.” Decker has spent the past 20 months as an assistant at the Doug Gillis International Fastpitch Institute. In that position, he helped in the instruction of pitching staffs at Evansville University and the University of Missouri. He has also instructed players at the Bulls/Sox Training Academy in Lisle, Ill., while also helping Bowden develop pitches and work on his mechanics. The Lake Zurich, Ill., native was a two-year captain for the Waubonsee Community College baseball team where he was twice named an all-conference and all-region performer while leading Waubonsee to a seventh-place finish at the 2010 NJCAA Division III World Series. He then transferred Trinity International University, where he was a member of the baseball team, volunteer assistant for the softball team and earned his bachelor’s degree in May 2013. Earlier this week, Larabee announced the Razorbacks’ fall schedule which begins Oct. 2 with games against Butler Community College and Evangel in Fayetteville. Arkansas also has doubleheader dates with Oklahoma (Oct. 6), Oklahoma State (Oct. 20) and Louisiana Tech (Oct. 26) as part of its fall season. For more information on Arkansas softball, follow @RazorbackSB on Twitter.


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