He toes the rubber. 60 feet 6 inches from home plate, Ken Burke squats down, waiting to catch the heat Adam Carver (‘21) is about to let loose. Carver takes a look, reads Ken’s signs—2 outs, 2 strikes—he unleashes an absolute beauty of a slider. Strike 3! He turns to the opposing team’s dugout, “You like that?” he kindly asks them, tipping his hat to them and revealing his fresh new mullet.
In high school, Carver attended Greater Atlanta Christian School, where he earned All-Region and All-County honors his senior year. But his illustrious baseball career did not end in high school, and as it drew to a close he committed to come grace the Covenant baseball team with his herculean 6’3” frame and massive right arm. He came to Covenant in the fall of 2017, moving onto Second South in Carter. Carver quickly became a hit on campus—his huge honking Ford F-250 and sturdy cowboy boots certainly not hurting his rapidly rising popularity.
But Covenant isn’t all fun and games for Carver as he also excels in the classroom. He’s a sophomore business major, with a minor in Spanish. Additionally, his pretty little name can be found on the Dean’s List for all three semesters he’s been at Covenant, and he earned USA South All-Academic honors his freshman year, an award truly reserved for the best. On top of all that, in high school he was a National Spanish Exam Gold Medalist, and boy does it show!
But all of this pales in comparison to his performance on the old baseball diamond. During his freshman year, he appeared in 15 games, going 3-2 in 30.2 innings pitched. And his efforts did not go unnoticed, receiving USA South Rookie Pitcher of the Week honors. But this year he’s back for more. Appearing in 3 games, Carver is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and is yet to allow a hit, striking out six batters along the way. His excellent performance thus far has helped the Scots to a 5-1 record to start off the season, with him saying, “We are a grittier and scrappier bunch than last year, and I think our hard work is going to pay off in the long run, brother.”
With a hot start like this, he’s certainly the player to watch out there on the baseball team. So next time you’re out at one of those baseball games that you definitely go to a lot of, keep an eye out for that number 26.