ROCKINGHAM — Doing damage on the mound and at the plate, junior baseball player Camron Seagraves has been named the Official Richmond County Male Student-Athlete of the Week presented by HWY 55.
Seagraves’ efforts propelled the Raiders to a two-game sweep of Sandhills Athletic Conference opponent Union Pines High School last week.
A three-year varsity starter, this is Seagraves’ second career selection. He earned it last season as a sophomore.
Spring Sport: Baseball
Years on Varsity: 3 years
“DIALED IN” WITH CAMRON SEAGRAVES
Richmond, which is currently in second place in the SAC standings, got there thanks to the series win over the Vikings.
Seagraves, a Campbell University commit, got the start on the mound in Tuesday’s opener, which saw him go all seven innings and throw a complete game three-hitter. The Raiders won 5-1 with Seagraves adding 9 strikeouts to his season total.
Tossing 97 pitches, Seagraves retired the Vikings in order in the second and third innings, and struck out the side in order on 16 pitches in the sixth. He allowed just one earned run.
Facing just five batters over the minimum, Seagraves recorded 63 strikes against Union Pines.
At the plate in the leadoff spot, Seagraves reached base safely in two of his three at-bats thanks to two of the Vikings’ five errors in the game.
He made it a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the third when he scored on another error, and extended the lead to 5-0 in the fifth when he scored on a wild pitch.
Two nights later, Seagraves used his bat to add to Richmond’s 9-3 win on the road against the Vikings. He went 2-for-5 with a single and a double, while driving in a game-high 3 RBI.
In the top of the first, Seagraves led off the game with a single to right field. After teammate Ethan Clayton reached safely, Seagraves stole home as part of a double steal to make it 1-0.
Coming up big in the top of the seventh with two outs, Seagraves added to his stat sheet with a two-RBI double to the gap. Scoring were Ethan Locklear and Allen Taylor to extend the lead to 9-2.
Through 13 games this season, Seagraves is the Raiders’ leading pitcher in starts (4), innings pitched (28.0), strikeouts (49), earned run average with at least 15 innings pitched (2.75) and is second in batting average against (.167).
At the plate, he’s first in on-base plus slugging percentage (.955), tied for first in runs scored (13), second with a .350 average, hits (14), and slugging percentage (.475) and tied for second with 9 RBI and 7 stolen bases.
Richmond (10-3, 6-2 SAC) will face third-place Lee County High School (10-3, 4-2 SAC) on Tuesday and Wednesday before spring break.
RAPID RESPONSE VIDEO WITH CAMRON SEAGRAVES
In his interview, Seagraves breaks down his efforts on the mound and at the plate, talks about the big series with Lee County this week and shares a pitching superstition and with which MLB team he’d like to be the Opening Day starter.
The Richmond Observer will publish two more Official Richmond County Student-Athletes of the Week next week.