Outfielder Cameron Hill was awarded the Peach Belt Conference freshman of the Week for a conference record fifth time this season, and fourth time in a row last week.
The left-handed freshman had a .467 batting average over a four game span, as well as having three multi-hit games with two runs scored and two RBIs.
Hill went 2 for 3 against Clark Atlanta with an RBI. He also drove in a run in a 3 for 5 outing in the series opener at Flagler. He doubled in that game and went 2 for 4 in the series finale. He currently sits at ninth in the PBC in batting average.
When it comes to the rest of the season,Hill said he wants to continue the hot streak.
“It feels good, like hard work is paying off , but you know I just want to stay hot right now and try to keep it going,” Hill said.
He credits his production to his mentors and leaders.
“[I’m] getting out here and grinding hard and following in Wesley Wommack’s and Cal Gentry’s footsteps, listening to the guys coach me, as well as Head Coach Eller and graduate Assistant Coach [Jake] Sandlin,” Hill said.
Eller said his first impression of Hill told him all he needed to know.
“The minute he stepped on campus, the rst swing that he took during practice.... I knew he was the right man for the job to replace Logan Maddox in center field, which were some big shoes to fill,” Eller said.
Eller said Hill’s opponents are unaware of one of his biggest strengths.
“Cam can really hit as we all know, but I think the thing our opponents don’t know about No. 21 is he’s got a really good arm,” Eller said. “He is a plus thrower, he’s very accurate [and] he also moves well in the out field and goes and gets balls.”
Hill brings more than just baseball skills to the team.
“He’s so much fun to be around everyday, and he’s got that million dollar smile that’s infectious to our team,” Eller said.
While Hill was hitting ninth in the batting line up at the beginning of the season, Eller has now placed him in the lead off position.
Senior out elder Wesley Womack said Hill has all the intangibles. “I knew Cam was special the first time I saw him,” Wommack said. “He listens and he’s very humble. Cam has always come in and worked hard, he’s left handed and has a beautiful swing.”
Wommack said Hill’s success will follow him beyond the baseball field.
Hill has shown the ability to hit the ball to the opposite eld, hit the ball through the middle and has great hands along with potential as a power hitter.
As their 2019 season concludes, the GC baseball team looks toward the future.
“We are looking for our best performance, our breakout performance, and we feel like its close,” Wommack said.
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