PROSPERITY — John Steven Trammell is continuing is baseball career at the University of South Carolina Union. For the past five years Trammell has played baseball for Mid-Carolina High School.
“It is a dream for me, I know it is a dream for him. First thing he told me was he wanted to play college baseball. For USC Union to give him the opportunity, they are getting a great kid, a kid that works hard and that will bring a lot to their program,” Coach Lindsay Stribble said. “This is my first year at Mid-Carolina, I noticed he had all the tools when we started, and he just progressed throughout the year. Great kid, great family, he deserves everything he is getting.”
Trammell said he decided to attend USC Union because it is a great school with a good baseball program. He also said they offered him a pretty good scholarship, so he could not turn it down.
“I have always had a love for baseball, I have always wanted to keep playing baseball for as long as I can pursue it, and just stay in the game,” he said.
Trammell, who plays outfield and is a left-handed pitcher, has been playing baseball since he was about four. His mother, Belinda Trammell, said he has played multiple sports over the years — soccer, basketball, football and baseball. He has played both baseball and football for MCHS, but baseball is the one that stuck.
“I like being with my teammates and having a good time. It’s not always about winning, it is about having fun and getting to know people and learning life lessons,” John Steven Trammell said.
Trammell is going to miss playing with his high school teammates and coaches. He commented that they are all his best friends. He is also going to miss the fans and the community that always comes out and support the team.
“I am looking forward to getting the opportunity to play at USC Union and meeting new people and trying to develop my game further,” he said.
Johnny Trammell, John Steven’s father, said it has been a blessing that his son has been healthy to play ball and to continue to play, and that he is proud of him.
While John Steven Trammell has not decided on his major, he said he is leaning toward construction and architecture.
“My dad and uncle run a company and I have been working with them lately, and I really enjoy what they do. They are general contractors and that is what the major entails,” he said.
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