Science Hill athlete following in father's footsteps

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - Science Hill senior Addison Adams signed a baseball scholarship Wednesday with Tennessee Wesleyan College.

Adams is the son of former Science Hill standout Gary "Shorty" Adams, who was a dominant running back for the Hilltoppers in the 1980s and later played professional baseball in the Montreal Expos system.

Addison Adams told News 5 WCYB Wednesday that he certainly leaned on his father for advice when it came to picking a college.

"He said this is a business, like all the college sports," Adams said.

"You have to wake up and prove that you are ready to work."

Like his father, Adams was also a running back at Science Hill.

This past season he played in 38 baseball games for the Hilltoppers and batted .343.

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