The Bethel University baseball program is a little bit different than many other college programs.
In today’s game, many college and pro teams focus on the power game, playing station to station and waiting on the long ball. Bethel, instead, plays a speed game, focusing more on manufacturing runs with speed. That’s part of the reason Covington centerfielder Cam Tindall signed with the school Thursday in front of family, friends, coaches and teammates.
“Offensively, we play a speed game and we think that Cam’s speed is going to play right into our game,” Bethel coach Rusty Thompson said Thursday. “In the outfield he tracks everything down and catches it in his back pocket.”
Before Tindall signed on the dotted line Thursday, Covington head coach Brad Warmath made sure to point out that Tindall was one of the hardest-working players he’s every coached.
“The hard work that the kid puts in,” Warmath said. “Any available time that he has he’s going to be in the cage putting in work. That should translate for him at the collegiate level.”
Tindall said visiting the campus in McKenzie, Tenn. sealed the deal for him.
“I’ve always wanted to play college ball,” Tindall said. “They reached out and we went up there. I really liked the campus. It felt like home. They treated me like I was supposed to be there.”
Thompson said character is something he looks for when he’s on the recruiting trail and it was obvious Tindall had it. He’s looking forward to his new player wearing purple, a team color Bethel and Covington share.
“When you call and ask around, he’s a great teammate and a great person. That means a lot to us. He’s the kind of guy we want to see around wearing our stuff.”