By: Landon Moore, Staff Writer
Senior baseball player Korey Singh has played for James River since his freshman year and in eighth grade he played for Midlothian High School. He plays first base, and occasionally plays designated hitter, where he only hits and does not play the field.
Singh has played baseball since he was five years old because his father loved the game and he wanted to be just like him.
Before the game, “The team usually goes out to eat and I like to listen to music and just have fun,” Singh said.
Singh suffered a torn labrum and a fractured shoulder in January of this year. He has worked very hard to come back from that injury, attending physical therapy three times a week since it occurred. He should now be ready to come back to play by midseason.
Playing under many coaches throughout the years, he says he can not pick a favorite.
“All the coaches are great and tell you when something is not right so you can fix it which is really helpful,” Singh said.
He recently committed to James Madison University (JMU) for baseball. With a new school comes lots of excitement for Singh.
“ I cannot wait to become part of a new family and playing in a new place will be exciting”. He chose JMU over a few division three schools for many reasons,” Singh said. “JMU has some of the best coaches in the state, great facilities, and a really good school all around.”
Life after baseball is always a second option for Singh who does not want to leave sports after baseball.
“I would love to be a sports commentator,” Singh said.