Central Marlow's Joseph Flood – Cameron University Student Spotlight

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Growing up in Southwest Oklahoma, baseball player Joseph Flood was very familiar with the area and with Cameron University. Making the decision to transfer to CU and play for the Aggies was an easy one.

“I grew up just outside of Lawton and attended Central High School near Marlow,” said Flood. “I was a JUCO transfer from Northern Oklahoma College. I knew I wanted to attend Cameron early on, mostly because of the success of the Aggie baseball program was and because CU was close to home.”  

The left-handed pitcher, like all players coming out of high school, had a steep learning curve before he became comfortable on the mound at McCord Field.

“I was surprised mostly by the level of competition,” the junior said. “As a pitcher facing a batting order in high school, you may have it easy against some hitters, but there are no gaps in any lineup at the college level.”

Flood was a three-sport athlete at Central High, playing football and basketball besides being a four-year letterman in baseball. At Cameron, he’s focused on his major and graduation, but as a player he has also enjoyed the relationships he has built with his teammates.

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“I’m currently majoring in Physics with a minor in Sports and Exercise Science. The atmosphere is great and I’ve met new friends along the way,” Flood noted. “Every day you learn something new – or from a new perspective – from the great baseball players around you.”

Flood isn’t the only player on the team with ties to Southwest Oklahoma. The Aggie squad includes sophomore Michael Womack and freshman Spencer Brown, both from Lawton Eisenhower, and freshman Jayce Clem from Big Pasture.

Flood is excited for the new season and believes the hard work the team has put in will pay off.

“For the team and as a player, the expectations are always high,” he noted. “As a team we need to continue to build a successful program, and as a player my goal is to execute what is asked of me on the mound and win games.”

Flood offered this advice to athletes who are looking to continue their playing careers in college:  “For any high school player out there, they should know that every day you have to practice your craft. Whether it’s pitch feel or body recovery days, you have to get better. At the college level, slip-ups don’t just ruin an at-bat and one bad pitch isn’t just a base hit … one minor slip up can cost your team the game.”