The former Cherokee County Warrior second baseman recently signed a scholarship to play baseball for Concordia College in Selma. He reports to the school next Wednesday.
“It feels great,” Covington said. “Going to college to further my education and getting to play ball is just the best feeling in the world. I’ve been working hard for this. Just to be able to play at the next level is wonderful.”
Covington was the Warriors’ (8-16) leadoff hitter last season. He batted .242 with five doubles, a triple, 13 runs and nine RBIs. He also had six stolen bases.
Warrior coach Jim Garmany said Covington could play just about anywhere because he’s such a talented athlete. He tried to utilize his talent at the top of the Warrior lineup.
“He’s got a lot of speed,” Garmany said. “He understands the game and can make things happen as far as putting bunts down and getting on so guys can drive him in. I’m glad he’s going to have the opportunity to go on and continue playing. He’s deserving of it. He works hard and really loves the game. I think he’ll be a good addition to Concordia.”
Covington said the Hornets have recently restarted their baseball program. He’s thrilled to be a part of helping build it.
“I like the school and I like the coaches,” Covington said. “They’ve told me freshmen are welcome, and that there’s always going to be a spot open, so I’m just going to work hard and try to earn a position. I want to be able to grow with them throughout my career and help them get back on track in baseball.”