Lockhart Elite Baseball player Trey Parks was recenly named MVP for his age group at the Ray Tanner SC Baseball Camp in Columbia, SC.
Parks, who also plays shortstop for the Carolina Muddogs travel ball team, received the honor after four days of camp, during which University of South Carolina Baseball Coach Ray Tanner personally addressed the group of young athletes.
The campers also got the chance to interact with members of the Gamecocks team and see them off as they headed out to Omaha to compete in the College World Series.
USC hosts four camps throughout the summer with members of the Gamecock baseball staff along with Columbia area coaches overseeing the programs. The coaches focus on sharpening the athletes’ hitting along with fielding, throwing, base running and the developing of basic skills at the athletes chosen positions.
During the camp, Parks and the other participants had the opportunity to use USC facilities including the batting cages and play games at the Carolina Stadium.
A rising sixth grader at Lockhart Middle School, Parks received the Best Hitter award in his division last summer at the Ray Tanner Camp.
Trey is the son of John and DeeAnn Parks, the grandson of Janice Lackey of Jonesville and the late Billy Lackey and Keith and Carol Parks of Lockhart and the brother of Codie Parks.