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Covenant Celebrates Six Baseball Players who will Play in College

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Six Covenant baseball players will play in college Six Covenant baseball players will play in college
Jake Haney & Will Moore sign with William & Mary Jake Haney & Will Moore sign with William & Mary
Tyler Mahone signs with Longwood.  Luke Burton signs with Davidson Tyler Mahone signs with Longwood. Luke Burton signs with Davidson

The Covenant baseball team had a record of 22-8 last season.

The Eagles won the VIC conference championship, before losing in the state quarterfinals.

On Thursday, Covenant celebrated six baseball players who will play college ball, four of them will play Division I.

Will Moore and Jake Haney have both signed with William & Mary.

Moore says, "It's awesome being able to go to college with one of my best friends. It didn't, or shouldn't have played a big part in my decision, but knowing that I could go to a great school like that with one of my best friends, going in, knowing someone, is very cool."

"It's the coolest thing I could have imagined," adds Haney.  "I'm looking forward to it. I'm looking forward to rooming with him, playing with him, and winning a championship, hopefully."

Haney was a 1st team All State & All Conference player last year (2016).

He hit .378 in 2016, had 34 hits, 28 RBI, and  21 runs scored.

On the mound, he was 5-1 with a 2.48 ERA and 58 Ks.

Moore was a 2nd team All Conference player in 2016 after being 1st team All Conference in 2015.

In 2016, he batted .330 with four home runs and 34 RBI.

He was 6-2 on the mound with a 4.30 ERA and 32 Ks.

Tyler Mahone has signed with Longwood University.

Mahone was 2nd Team All State in 2015, along with 1st Team All Conference.

In 2016, he was 2nd Team All Conference (VIC).

He batted .368 in 2016, with 4 HRs; and 25 RBI.

He helped out on the mound as well, compiling a 1-1 record and a 3.20 ERA with 25 Ks.

Mahone says, "It's where I've wanted to go for the last couple of years, and when I got offered by the school, it made my day."

Luke Burton has signed with Davidson, where he will be two-way player.

Burton was 1st Team All State in both 2015 and 2016, leading the state in stolen bases across all public and private schools each year.

He was 1st Team All Conference in 2016 & 2nd Team All Conference in 2015, and he was also 1st Team All Scrimmage Play.

In 2016, he led the Eagles in batting at .385, with 35 hits, 33 stolen bases, and 33 runs scored.

He was 3-1 on the mound with a 2.13 ERA and 33 Ks.

He was also the Captain of the Eagles squad (along with graduated Sam Lepage) in 2016.

Burton says, "I got to keep hitting the weight room, and getting bigger. That's kind of the main goal before I get there. I'm hitting almost every day, taking ground balls. You have to be prepared when you get there to make an impact."

Trent Miller and Blake Schaar have signed with Division III schools.

Miller is headed to Bridgewater as a two-way player, while Schaar will play for play for Eastern Mennonite, which makes the Eagles' teammates rivals in the ODAC.

"It'll be pretty fun with us playing against one another," says Schaar.  "We're both really good friends, and he's a pitcher. I don't pitch, but I'm a hitter. He hasn't pitched up against me, but it'll be fun to hit up against him."

Miller adds, "We've been good friends since he's been here, but it'll be good to actually play against him, and see what he can do. I'm really excited, especially since I am possibly going to be able to play two-ways. It's something I've always like doing, being able to pitch, hit, and play in the field, and be a bigger help to the team."

Miller batted .286 with 21 RBI in 2016.

He was 2-0 on the mound with a 1.68 ERA and 42 Ks.

Schaar played for the Eagles in 2015 before transferring to Orange County HS in 2016.

He’s back with the Eagles in 2017.

Schaar is an outfielder with tremendous speed.

During the 2015 season, he batted .594 with 14 stolen bases.

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