November 15, 2012 - The Olympians are proud to announce the signing of starting pitcher, Chris Tuma to Campbellsville University. The 6'2" hurler will be heading to the NAIA school on an academic and athletic scholarship after completing his 2013 here at Mesa as a sophomore. Competing in the Mid-South Conference, the Tigers finished in 3rd place last season with a 37-18 over record and closed out conference play with a 14-7 record. This competitive conference had a tight margin between the leader and second and third places so it should be an exciting season for Tuma when he joins Campbellsville in 2014 as a starting pitcher.
Last season, the right hander ended his freshman year with a 2.75 ERA and an 8-3 record with 13 starts for the Olympians. He led the bullpen with 33 strikeouts while only giving up seven walks. In conference play, the Fremont native was 6-2 with a 2.15 ERA and led the pitching team again in strikeouts with 25 in 10 starts. Going into his second year in blue and gold, Tuma, who made the 2012 1st Team All PCAC, will be a more experienced and seasoned veteran who will be able to help his team defend their Pacific Coast Athletic Conference title before he heads off to Louisville, KY in the fall of 2013.