The King’s Academy Athletics Department has announced that senior varsity baseball player Johnny Carpenter signed a national letter of intent and scholarship offer Wednesday, Nov. 21 to play baseball at Tennessee Tech beginning in fall 2013.
Carpenter, center fielder for the Lions, was selected as a Palm Beach Post Honorable Mention selection in 2010 and 2011. Carpenter has been the TKA Varsity Baseball Captain for two years and has been hitting approximately .350 since joining the varsity team as a seventh-grader.
“Players like Johnny Carpenter are few and far between,” TKA varsity baseball coach Doug Magaw said. “He has been a starter for the past five years and a team captain for his junior and his upcoming senior year. His understanding of the fundamentals of the game is beyond his years in the game. Johnny is nothing short of a sponge when it comes to his desire to learn about the game on a daily basis. Tennessee Tech is truly receiving a top-notch player and a first-class individual as well. Johnny’s family should be congratulated on a job well done regarding Johnny’s strong desire to be successful both on and off the field in the classroom.”
Tennessee Tech University is an NCAA Division 1 school in Cookeville, Tenn., and part of the Ohio Valley Conference. The Tennessee Tech mascot is the Golden Eagles, and the team coached by Matt Braga.
Above: Johnny Carpenter