Bobby & Carson Seymour Lead The Way for Talented Rivets Team
Heading into the shortened 2020 season, the Rockford Rivets come in with not one but two Seymours. Both Bobby and Carson Seymour will be suiting up for the Rivets who look to have their most talented team since their founding in 2015.
Both Seymours come in with impressive resumes. Bobby Seymour out of Wake Forest is the reigning ACC player of the year. During the 2019 season, he slashed .377/.439/.576 while hitting 9 runs home runs. Even more impressive was he led the NCAA with 92 RBIs, made the Collegiate Baseball All-American First Team and was a finalist for the Dick Howser Trophy awarded to the top player in college baseball.
Of his 92 RBIs last season, 45 came with two outs.
“That’s unheard of,” Wake Forest coach Tom Walter said. “Two-out RBIs win games. I have never even heard of a season like Bobby had last year, let alone witnessed one.”
The talent doesn’t just stop with Bobby as Carson Seymour, out of Kansas State, pitched 20.2 innings in the shortened 2020 season posting a 3.92 ERA with 25 strikeouts.
Carson drew interest from many scouts last year with the Southampton Breakers in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League after hitting 96 mph with his fastball. By the fall of last year, it was up to 99 mph.
In addition, he decreased his changeup velocity in the fall from 87 mph to 84 mph in order to throw off batters even more.
Hopefully, the two Seymours can continue their success with the Rivets this summer as the team is ready to deploy their most talented team yet this Wednesday at home vs the La Crosse Loggers at 6:05 PM.
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