ASU ball player’s lifelong dream came true

Malik Barrington

ALBANY, GA – An Albany State University baseball player has been signed to play for a Major League Baseball team.

Malik Barrington signed a contract to play with the Minnesota Twins in late July.

“We are so excited for Malik and what he has accomplished. This is a huge day for not only him, but our ASU baseball program. Malik is the perfect example for our future rams to follow. He came to us in the fall of 2018 and has worked extremely hard on his development every day for the last three years and has achieved his goal of becoming a professional pitcher. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for Malik’s professional career” said ASU Head Baseball Coach Scot Hemmings.

A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Malik has received numerous Southern Intercollegiate Conference honors and awards. For the past few years, Malik has demonstrated his abilities as a Golden Ram with a total of 27 games played.

Barrington commented on an Instagram post, “And just like that a lifelong dream has come true. I have to thank God first for continually blessing me with the opportunity to play this game I love. My family, my coaches, and teammates throughout the years for the love and support and finally the @twins for making this lifelong dream of mine come true.”