Dyer County pitching standout Trey Tarkington signs to play with Dyersburg State Community College

Friday, May 31, 2024
Dyer County senior Trey Tarkington (front, center) recently signed to continue his baseball career at the college level as he will play with the Dyersburg State Eagles next spring. Witnessing the signing were (front, from left) father Robert Tarkington, Trey Tarkington, mother Sandy Tarkington; (back, from left) DCHS Assistant Coach Brian Hinson, DCHS Assistant Coach Connor Lane, Dyer County Head Coach Derek Hinson, DCHS Assistant Coach Brandon Irions, and DCHS Assistant Coach Chase Jones.
State Gazette photo/Jason Peevyhouse

JASON PEEVYHOUSE

jpeevyhouse@stategazette.com

A busy final month as a high school athlete for Dyer County senior Trey Tarkington began with a signing day ceremony on May 1 as the Choctaw baseball standout signed to continue his career at the college level and will stay local to do it as he will play with Dyersburg State next season.

It feels good going to the next level to continue my baseball career as well as my academic career, Tarkington said.

Tarkington pointed to the location of Dyersburg State as one of the factors for signing with the Eagles.

Theyre local and they have a good program, Tarkington said. And, they just won their conference. Theyve got a good program going over there.

Dyer County Head Coach Derek Hinson talked about the type of player the Eagles are getting in Tarkington.

Theyre just getting an all-around player, Hinson said. Hes a guy that is going to be able to help them on the field but also in the classroom where he can take care of his business.

Theyre not going to have to worry about his grades. Hes going to show up every day with his work ethic and ability. Hes going to make the Dyersburg State baseball team better also. Hes just and all-around guy that is going to make things better.

Hinson said the Dyer County program has been blessed to have Tarkington.

Im glad to be able to send him off to Dyersburg State and hes ready to go, Hinson added. Its unbelievable what hes done in the box but on the mound as well.

I know theyre looking at Trey on the mound because thats what hes going to college for. He can throw 88-91. His body has grown and hes understanding how to pitch. Hes grown and learned. But, also, off the field, you dont have to worry about it. For us as a program, we know the type of player Trey is is the kind of player you dream about having. Im just glad to have been able to coach him.

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