Update: Former Spokane Baseball Standout Killed in an Auto Accident
A former Community Colleges of Spokane baseball player was killed in an auto accident on Saturday, October 15th. Cam Christian, who was a senior at Seattle University and a member of the Redhawk Baseball program, was elected team captain by his teammates during his senior season.
According to news reports, Christian was driving westbound near Priest River, ID when police say he evasively steered off the road for an unknown reason. He reportedly drove through the eastbound lane and off the road, at which point his car overturned. Police say alcohol was not a factor, and Christian was wearing a seatbelt.
Cam played for the Sasquatch during the 2008 and 2009 seasons. Cam was voted to the Eastern Region All-Star team as a utility player during both years and to the All-NWAACC second team in 2009. Originally from Auburn High School, Cam came to Spokane as a transfer from Washington State in 2009.
The Community Colleges of Spokane Baseball Staff stated, “Cam will be remembered for the impact he made on the lives of those around him. He was an incredible teammate and friend. He lived a life filled with passion and enthusiasm. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”
Cam made a similar impression during his time at Seattle University. The following link is a video illustrating the impact he made on his coaches and teammates in the Redhawk baseball program: Seattle King 5 Video of Cam Christian