Seven county players selected to the Sandhills Senior Showcase game

By: Staff report

FAYETTEVILLE — Seven baseball players will represent Robeson County at the Sandhills Senior Showcase on Sunday.

The purpose of the game is to give high school seniors a chance to play in front of college scouts and also the chance to be named MVP of the game and earns the $1,000 Grainger Barrett Memorial Scholarship. First pitch is scheduled for 5:05 p.m. at J.P. Riddle Stadium in Fayetteville.

All players were nominated by regional high school coaches based on their performance both on the field and in the classroom.

Robeson County Player of the Year Seth Thorndyke will be suiting up for the game. As a senior at Fairmont, Thorndyke batted .561 with 26 RBIs, 10 doubles and three home runs.

Lumberton’s Kelvin Ortega and Caleb Wilkerson were selected as well. Ortega batted .235 this season with eight RBIs and a pair of doubles, and Wilkerson posted a .184 batting average with nine runs scored and four RBIs.

Red Springs is sending Tyee Sampson to the game along with Jordan and Phillip Locklear.

Sampson batted .240 with 13 runs scored and nine RBIs this season. He also posted a 1.99 ERA in in 45 2/3 innings on the mound.

Jordan Locklear scored 17 runs this season while batting .220. Phillip Locklear hit .211 with 11 runs scored.

Phillip had a 5.65 ERA in 8 2/3 innings of work as a pitcher.

Aaron Revels of St. Pauls rounds out the county’s selections. Revels was the ace of the Bulldogs’ pitching staff and started in center field when he wasn’t on the mound.

Staff report