Covey inks with Anderson

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Joined by his brother, Gunner, and mom, Heidi, Pickens High School senior Mason Covey, center, signed recently to play baseball at Anderson University.

PICKENS — A two-sport standout for Pickens High School, senior Mason Covey will soon be taking his talents to the collegiate level.

Covey, who has been a star for both the Blue Flame football and baseball squads during his time in high school, signed recently to take the diamond for Anderson University after he graduates from Pickens.

In addition to pulling duty all over the field this fall for coach Chad Seaborn’s football squad, Covey pitches and plays outfield for the Blue Flame baseball team, and chose Anderson ultimately because of location and family ties.

“I like Anderson University — I think it is where I need to be,” he said. ” It was hard, because Erskine (College) gave me a good offer, but I just like where Anderson is, and that is where my parents went.”

For Pickens athletic director Stan Butler, who has followed Covey’s development closely over the years as a former PHS baseball coach, seeing the senior sign with the Trojans is special.

“It is a great opportunity for Mason,” Butler said. “Mason has been a great athlete and leader here at Pickens High School, and he deserves all the honors he is getting. I am just really happy for him that he is getting this opportunity to further his education at Anderson University.”