Kingston earns Illinois State head coaching-victory No. 100.
Redbirds looking for their third State Farm Valley Baseball Championship title.
Three-game set to begin Thursday at 6 p.m.
Kenny Long made his 91st appearance in the game, becoming the Redbird career leader in appearances.
Illinois State won the season's first game, 16-7, in Normal, Ill.
2011: Appeared in 10 games, starting four ... amassed a 3-2 record with a 3.33 ERA ... pitched 27 innings, striking out 16 and walking eight ... pitched a season-best 7.2 innings with five strikeouts in a win against North Dakota State (3/13) ... pitched seven innings with two strikeouts in a win against Chicago State (4/3) ... earned his first win of the season against Minnesota State, pitching five innings, allowing one run and striking out four (3/4).
2010: Made 16 appearances, starting 12 games (second-most for the Redbirds) ... went 4-6 with a 7.95 ERA ... pitched 54.1 innings, striking out 31 and allowing opposing batters to hit .285 ... went a season-high seven innings against Western Michigan, allowing just two earned runs while striking out six in the winning effort (3/1) ... pitched six innings, limiting Creighton to two earned runs and striking out six for the victory (4/11) ... started ISU's third game of the NCAA Louisville Regional, pitching 3.2 innings, allowing just three earned runs, but ultimately suffering the loss (6/6).
2009: Made 13 starts, primarily as Illinois State's Friday night starter in the weekend rotation ... earned All-Missouri Valley Conference honorable mention honors ... went 6-3 with a 4.73 ERA ... his six wins tied for most on the team ... struck out 50 batters in 78.0 innings ... limited opposing hitters to a .251 batting average ... led the pitching staff with seven double plays induced ... earned a no-decision in his collegiate debut at Belmont (2/21) ... pitched six innings to earn his first win against Trinity (3/12) ... struck out a career-best nine batters and scattered five hits while pitching the Redbirds to their first win over Wichita State in Eck Stadium since 1995 (4/3) ... went a career-long 8.1 innings at Bradley (5/8) ... limited Indiana State to three runs over six innings to help Illinois State to its first State Farm MVC Tournament win since 2001 (5/21) ... played summer ball with current ISU teammates Ryan Court and Ty Wiesemeyer on the Vienna Senators, and helped the team capture the Clark Griffith Collegiate League title ... was the starting pitcher for the CGL in the 2009 Joe Branzell All-Star Game ... named the No. 3 prospect in the CGL by Baseball America after posting a 5-0 mark with a 2.74 ERA.
Limestone Community High School: Two-year starter in baseball .... named team MVP after going 7-2 with a 1.98 ERA on the mound and batted .380 with 23 runs batted in ... struck out 76 while walking 22 in 53.0 innings ... threw five complete games, including a no-hitter to start the season ... earned First-Team All-Mid Illini Conferece honors and was selected to participate in the ICA All-State game ... helped Limestone win a share of the Mid Illini Conference championship and win a regional championship with a 26-11 record ... hit .390 with 15 doubles and 25 RBI as a junior ... went 4-2 with a 2.50 ERA and was selected as the team's MVP ... earned First-Team All-Mid Illini Conference honors ... National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born 9-10-89 in Peoria, Ill. ... son of Greg and Carrie Camp ... has one sister, MacKenzie, who has committed to play softball at Bradley next season ... both parents attended ISU ... cousin Kurt Bradbury played baseball at Wichita State and cousin Jeff Bradbury played football at Missouri ... major: exercise science