King takes field for Pitt-Greensburg

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King takes field for Pitt-Greensburg

Senior Abram King signs his letter of intent to officially declare his decision to attend and play at Pitt-Greensburg.

Senior Abram King signs his letter of intent to officially declare his decision to attend and play at Pitt-Greensburg.

Senior Abram King signs his letter of intent to officially declare his decision to attend and play at Pitt-Greensburg.

Senior Abram King signs his letter of intent to officially declare his decision to attend and play at Pitt-Greensburg.

As a young kid, every athlete dreams of playing a sport in college, whether it be at the division one, two, or three level. For Trinity Senior Abram King, he will be continuing his baseball career at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.

Pitt-Greensburg is a division three team that plays in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. The Bobcats are led by Head Coach Scott Adams and assistant coaches Jeff McWilliams and Jeramy Kopacko. The team finished the 2019 season with an overall record of 14-21, despite having a young team. That young team has ample potential, and King joining the squad will only strengthen the roster even more.

King’s primary position is at third base, but he can also play shortstop and second base. Being able to play three positions in the field is no easy task for a professional athlete, much less a senior in high school. King has dedicated hours upon hours to reaching this level and playing multiple positions.

“Everyday, I train for baseball everyday no matter what. I’ll hit the cages for batting practice for at least a half hour every day, with fielding and arm conditioning next. At night I will routinely hit the gym from 9-11 with stretching after. I believe that what you put into something will directly correlate to the result, so I never want to sell myself short,” said King.

Going into his senior year, eight schools were attempting to add the Trinity senior to their roster for the 2020 season. These schools were Point Park University, Pitt-Greensburg, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), Washington and Jefferson (W&J), Grove City, Hood College, Wittenberg University and Cazenovia College. Despite having so many schools interested, none of the schools were a frontrunner for King.

“Honestly there was no frontrunner until a week before my decision. Each college had their ups and downs and perks to playing for their school. Whether it was the classroom or on the field, finding my fit was tough. I began the process when I was 14 years old in 8th grade and when I committed as an 18 year old senior, the amount of relief was incredible,” added King.

With eight schools attempting to land an athlete, the pressure of choosing the appropriate school can be a huge decision. While academics are still a priority for him, King needed to find a school that would suit his athletic needs

as well. Through long hours of trying to determine which school was the right fit, King decided Pitt-Greensburg was the place to go.

“The coaching staff in particular influenced me a lot. Every coach got into contact with me and showed that they had the most genuine interest in me. To add to that, it is only about 50 minutes from home, and we play teams close by so my family will be able to watch my games, which will be cool. The campus is beautiful and they had the major I was looking for,” commented King.

Getting to play sports in college is not an accomplishment that every athlete can claim they have done; however, the few who can never take it for granted. Trinity faculty and students wish Senior Abram King the best of luck in his playing career. Roll Cats!