FAIRMONT — For the second year in a row, Fairmont’s Seth Thorndyke was named all-state for his body of work on the baseball field.
Thorndyke followed up his all-state junior season by being selected to the all-state team from the North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association on Tuesday.
“Not many people get to do it so it’s a really big thing,” Thorndyke said. “Daddy told me that it was a really big accomplishment and that it is really special for his own son to do it. It just really shows me that hard work pays off.”
Thorndyke was the Robeson County Player of the year in his final high school campaign after batting a career-best .561, with 26 RBIs and three home runs. He will continue his playing career at Brunswick Community College next season.
“I’m just going to uss this as gas to the fire really,” he said. “I’ve got to really push myself harder and work out a lot longer. I’ve just got to do more of what I’ve been doing.”
On top of earning all-state honors in back-to-back seasons, Thorndyke was selected to the Robeson County Slugfest all-tournament team all four years, and was selected to the all-county and all-Three Rivers Conference teams for his last three seasons.
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