For the newly graduated Tyler Marshburn, baseball is in his blood. Since he was four years old, he has played catch with his uncle, Kelly Hill.
When he transferred to Garner Magnet High School for his senior year, Marshburn jumped in, playing football, basketball and baseball.
“It was a good experience,” he said.
But pitching and playing third base has been his joy.
Marshburn will continue his skills on the mound at Louisburg College this fall. Hill also attended Louisburg and played as pitcher and third baseman, but Marshburn said his uncle didn’t sway him on whether to attend the college.
Instead, Marshburn said it was between Louisburg and Pittsburgh and he chose the school closer to home where he could pursue a career in sports, possibly marketing.
Like Marshburn, Steven Brown will attend a North Carolina college. He heads off to Methodist University this August to play outside linebacker for the Monarchs’ football team.
After four years in GMHS’s football program, Brown feels ready for the road ahead thanks to the great coaching.
“(The program) taught me a lot about football,” he said.
Brown has played football since he was at North Garner Middle School and he followed in his father, Mike’s, footsteps when he decided to put on the helmet and shoulder pads.
“It just really looked interesting,” he said. “It got my anger out.”
Brown won’t be too far from home and his father’s endless inspiration as he heads out onto the field this fall.
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