Grovetown High School’s loss will be Georgia College and State University’s gain next year.
Cameron Busby, the Warriors’ standout shortstop/pitcher officially ended an era at the high school Tuesday afternoon when he signed to play baseball for the Division II Bobcats (Milledgeville, Ga.) who play in the Peach Belt Conference.
Busby said the signing was big for him.
“I worked hard for the four years I was here at Grovetown and today was just kind of a day to cap it all off,” he stated.
Warriors’ head baseball coach Mike Jones was effusive in his praise of Busby, who he called the cornerstone of the program for the past four years.
“It is awesome to see him realize a dream of playing college baseball and be able to sign with one of the top teams in D2 in Georgia College,” said Jones. “If I had to model our program off of one kid and how we expect one of our players to act, work and compete, then Cameron would be that model no doubt.”
Busby garnered region and county honors from his freshman year on, earning First Team All Region 2-AAAAA and First Team All-County status in his junior year as a shortstop, batting .425. Postseason honors for 2014, a year in which he batted .321 with four doubles and did not strike out once have not been announced as yet. He also pitched to a 3-7 record with 82 strikeouts in 682/3 innings and a 1.12 earned-run-average.
For his career at Grovetown, Busby, who was predominantly a shortstop, pitched to a deceptive 5-10 record. He had 106 strikeouts in 107 innings and a 1.81 career ERA. The Bobcats’ initial intent is for Busby to join their pitching staff, which is fine with him.
“I’m excited, said the combination submarine/side-armer. “Whatever they need, I’m there to help.”