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Honomichl signs with SCC

From left, from row, Tim, Cameron and Robin Honomichl last week when the Comet senior standout signed with Southeastern Community College. Back row, from left, Cardinal AD Chris Becker and baseball coach Rick Scott.
From left, from row, Tim, Cameron and Robin Honomichl last week when the Comet senior standout signed with Southeastern Community College. Back row, from left, Cardinal AD Chris Becker and baseball coach Rick Scott.

Cardinal senior shortstop Cameron Honomichl still has unfinished business with the Comet baseball team, however, he no longer needs to worry about where he’ll be playing in college after signing with two-year program Southeastern Community College in Burlington.

“I think that it’s something that we’ve all hoped for,” said his mom Robin on signing day. “He’s dedicated a lot of time and we’re excited to see where this takes him on his next journey.”

His dad Timothy added, “A lot of pride goes with this. He’s put a lot of work into this and has been playing baseball since he was three years old. It’s been a good journey so far and hopefully he can take it a step further.”

Honomichl has two siblings, Morgan and Quinn, and the family has already talked about the possibility of following Cameron’s squad to warmer weather next season with SCC’s annual trip south to get more games played.

Cameron said he’s always played middle infield and likes it because, “it’s pretty much the leader of the infield.”

Honomichl is proud of his knowledge of the game and his ability to, “know where to go with the ball whenever I get it. I know what I’m going to do before the play comes to me.”

While hitting is his strongest asset, the Comet senior believes he will need to get stronger and faster as he adjusts to the next level and tries to continue his career after SCC.

“Getting drafted would be awesome, sure, but I’ll try to go somewhere after the two years,” said the future business and engineering student.

This season, Honomichl’s goals are simple. Hit well and make it to state.

“I want to see more fastballs over the plate, so I can give them a ride,” said the student-athlete with a smile.

“Thank you to my family and every coach I’ve had up to this point.”

Other schools that recruited the Comet standout included Coe, Cornell and Upper Iowa, but Honomichl liked the location and thought SCC had, “a really good program with a great coach in Justin Schulte.”