This past Saturday, senior pitcher Mark Loving committed to Virginia Tech to further his baseball career. Loving transferred into Benedictine from Hargrave Military Academy prior to the start of this school year. Loving has shown leadership, as he stands out on the mound and also at the plate.
“Mark Loving is one of a kind,” said sophomore outfielder Patrick White. “His work ethic is unrivaled, and I am glad he will get the opportunity to pitch in the ACC.”
During the early summer of 2017 Loving suffered a bone bruise that kept him off the field for over two months. Loving was at the top of his game before the injury.
After coming back from the injury, his fastball was sitting at a lowly 82 miles per hour. But he started a new workout plan in which he lifted and threw four to five times a week. With his robust work ethic, Loving was able to get his fastball up to 92 miles per hour. College coaches began bombarding Loving with offers and campus invites. Finally, Loving found his future home at Virginia Tech where he plans to spend his next four years.
Virginia Tech is a D1 school located in Blacksburg, Virginia. Virginia Tech is constantly a contender in every sport, so the school fits Loving's personality perfectly.