Rams get three playing at next level

COVINGTON — Three Newton baseball players have decided to continue playing the game they love after signing to play at the next level.

“This is a big step for the program right now,” Newton head coach Andre Byrd said. “We’re riding a wave of winning ball games and winning region. That’s a big thing for Newton baseball. It’s a big day for Newton with three kids going to school free. You can’t ask for better.”

Allen Bowen, who will be attending Reindhardt University, has had an amazing season so far with a .429 batting average including nine doubles and two home runs. Bowen currently leads the team in doubles and home runs.

Batting a .329, Daniel Croom has 17 hits including two doubles and a triple. Croom will be attending Tuskegee University.

Kenneth Glover will be joining former Newton players Ryan McCranie and Sherman Graves at Savannah State University next year. Glover has averaged .361 this season including.

“They mean a lot. I’ve had two of them (Bowen and Croom) since they started playing baseball as eighth graders and Kenny came in as a junior,” Byrd said. “They all play important roles in our success this year. All three of them will be hard to replace.”