Tony Locey is one of the upcoming stars on the baseball team here at the University of Georgia. Now a junior this year, Tony is looking to pitch his way into the big leagues in the near future. This week, I ‘caught’ the opportunity to sit down with Tony and peer into his past and what he hopes his future will be.
Locey began playing ball at the age of four. Originally from Houston County, GA he grew up playing ball and hoping to make it big one day. As he continued perfoming and refining his skills he began to gain attention from colleges during his high school years. Before too long he began to receive draft offers and college ball offers. He opted to go the college rout and these days, Tony puts his arm to work for the DAWGS and “couldn’t be happier”.
I asked Tony a few questions about why he still plays the game and exactly why baseball has been a lifelong passion.
What is your favorite thing about baseball?
“The ability to compete against other top level players and the brotherhood you develop with your teammates and others who share your passion”
What would you consider to be your greatest baseball achievement?
“I pitched in two All-American games and was ranked third in the country”
If you could play for one professional team who would it be?
“I’d love to go play for the cubs”
Growing up, who were some professional players that you idolized and looked up to?
“Being from Georgia, Chipper Jones is for sure one of the guys I looked up to the most. I’d also have to say Rodger “Rocket” Clemens.”
This 2019 season will be worth its weight in gold, quite literally, as Locey looks to get drafted this year. In the recent months he has had several meetings with Major League teams. If all goes well, Locey will be yet another UGA athlete that has followed their dreams and made it big time!