Beloved Batbusters Softball Coach Mark Campbell Passes Away

At 5:30 AM Monday morning, the softball community lost one of the legendary softball coaches of Southern California with the passing of OC Batbusters and Pacifica High School Coach Mark Campbell. 

Campbell felt ill on Sunday while coaching the 14U Batbutsters at La Mirada Regional Park. The paramedics were called rushing Campbell to St. Jude Medical Center. At 2:45 PM he underwent emergency surgery to prevent internal bleeding. Sunday morning at 5:30 AM, Campbell passed away.


The softball community responded with an outpour of love and support of the Batbusters beloved coach.

He won a number of championships including at the youth and high school level. His leadership on and off the field prepared thousands of players to pursue their dreams of competing at the next level. Campbell's impact left an everlasting ripple effect on the softball community. 

Intense by nature, Campbell was a retired homicide detective who found a love and passion for coaching youth softball through his daughters

Campbell demanded an internal strength and resiliency out of his players that they didn’t know existed.

His attention to detail was tireless. His love for the game was infinite.

Behind the dark sunglasses and iconic mustache was a tender-hearted and an unbelievable coach who cared so deeply for his players.

We will miss you. 


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