WINCHESTER, Va. - We continue our look at the Class of 2018 by meeting baseball pitcher Randy Tydings.
Major: Criminal Justice major and Political Science minor
Sport Played: Baseball
Why did you choose Shenandoah? The success and knowledge of the coaching staff quickly drew me in. It has been one of the best things to happen to me and I'm blessed to be where I am.
Favorite Class and Professor: Any class taught by Craig Smith.
What do you like most about playing sports at SU? It feels like I've known all of my teammates my entire life. This team goes far beyond just supporting each other on game days, but also becoming lifelong friends in the process.
Favorite thing to do in Winchester: Represent SU Baseball
Favorite SU Athletics Memory: While warming up one game in the bullpen at Messiah my freshman year, I sailed one over the bullpen fence and hit a teammate in the face. Somehow in the same game I ended up throwing 27 strikes in a row, so there's that.
What has playing athletics at SU meant to you? It has taught me many valuable lessons that I will teach my future children, and to any that need advice. The knowledge of Coach Anderson and the other coaches has been the most influential on my life. I'll never forget anything from this team.
Post-Graduate Plans: Work in law enforcement and hope to work federally before age 30.
Nobody knows that I... rapped "Without Me" by Eminem in the 8th grade talent show.