What an incredible story out of Covington High School. Catcher Kyle Ginn, who missed the majority of the season due to an ACL and meniscus injury suffered during football season, came up to the plate with a chance to make an impact in the state championship game with one swing. Safe to say Ginn delivered and then some.
@_KyleGinn_ was supposed to be the starting catcher, tore his ACL and meniscus during football season. He never fully recovered so the whole baseball season sat in the dugout and did the charts. He comes in to pinch hit during the state championship game & hits a HOME RUN pic.twitter.com/YWsEgKh4vz— CHS Baseball (@CHS_BSB) May 24, 2019
This is Kirk Gibson and then some. A torn ACL and meniscus injury takes nearly a full year for even the best athletes to come back from. While we don't know the longevity of Ginn's injury timetable, his ability to persevere from such a traumatic setback at such a young age should inspire even the greatest of athletes.
Looks like Scott Van Pelt already took notice.
Hey, Kyle....this sure seems like the best thing I saw today. If you’re still up celebrating, check out the top of my show at midnight. You’re batting lead off.— Scott Van Pelt (@notthefakeSVP) May 25, 2019
Good on Ginn getting his well-deserved fame for this moment, and hopefully some potential colleges were watching, as this young backstop has some serious pop. At the very least, he's earned viral fame for years to come.