By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
Pippa Passes, Kentucky and Alice Lloyd College is adding another touch of Johnson County to its baseball roster. Adam Worley cast his lot with the Eagles on Friday before friends and family members at Johnson County High School.
The upcoming senior batted .317 as a junior and committed only two errors at second base. He finished with a 3-1 mark on the mound and drew a total of 12 walks.
Worley said picking Alice Lloyd was an easy choice. He mentioned coach Nick Perkins and a couple of former teammates as part of that reason.
Coach Perkins played there and hes coached me ever since I was in the eighth grade, said Worley. Judd Hammons and Sam Thomas are up there too and Ive played with them here at Johnson County. Those things plus it being a small school made it easier for me to choose. They offered me what I wanted to major in and I like the fact that only 700 students go there. Its a lot like living here in Johnson County. Im looking forward to it.
Worley said his dad started working with him as a small boy on his baseball skills. He played up through the ranks until the eighth grade. Thats when he suffered a major setback.
I didnt make the team after tryouts, said Worley. So the first thing I did was call Coach Perkins. He started working with me and encouraged me to keep playing. I made the high school team and started as a sophomore. I owe a lot to him.
Perkins, now the pitching coach at Emory and Henry College loves what he sees in Worley. He feels like ALC is getting one quality kid and player.
Adam is a baseball player, said Perkins. He eats, sleeps, and breathes the game. There has never been a day he cheated himself or his team. He always gives his best effort. Adam is like having a coach on the field with a high baseball IQ. ALC is getting a winning baseball player.
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