PROSPERITY — Preston Farmer has signed to continue his baseball career from Mid-Carolina High School to the University of South Carolina Union.
Farmer has been playing baseball since he was 3, and has been playing for MCHS for six years.
“Preston is not a flashy kid, he just works hard and plays the game the right way. I am excited to see him get the chance to play at the next level. He deserves it,” said MCHS baseball coach Lindsey Stribble.
Farmer got into baseball thanks to his dad, Rusty Farmer. He has played as a catcher, pitcher and infielder. He said his favorite part about baseball is the thrill of coming through in big situations.
Now that he has graduated from Mid-Carolina, Farmer knew it was time to decide what he wanted to do next.
“I wanted the chance to play and get better and maybe have options in the future,” he said.
During his senior year Farmer said his favorite game was the Crescent game.
“A great game all the way through, ended in dramatic fashion with a walk off home run,” he said.
When it comes to playing at the collegiate level, Farmer is looking forward to the high competition level, and playing with college talent. However he said he will miss playing with his coaches and teammates at Mid-Carolina.
Now that he will soon play at USC Union, Farmer said he will continue to work hard and prepare the same way he did in high school for games. He says he is not superstitious about games, he just wants to play the game the right way.
While at USC Union, Farmer will major in exercise science. He would like to be a physical therapist one day, or maybe even a coach.
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