Dougherty's Randolph advances baseball career

Dougherty's Keon Randolph signed a letter of intent on Tuesday to play baseball at Talladega College.

Randolph suffered a leg injury towards the end of his senior season, but remained determined to play baseball at the next level. He contacted college coaches and organized workouts. When Talladega coach Wilberto Ramos saw him work out, he promptly offered him a scholarship.

"It's just an extreme blessing to be able to continue my career collegiately," said Randolph.

Randolph and the rest of the Trojans have been through some tough seasons recently, but Coach Ty Hayes admires his resolve.

"He has been with us through the ups and the downs, and he stayed with it," Hayes said.

Randolph will play second base for the Tornadoes.