TRINITY, N.C. — Tyler Bova was back on the mound for the first time since a tragic accident last June.
The teen pitched for the Trinity High School Bulldogs Thursday night.
Tyler has been through hard times the last several months, but through it all he has been an inspiration to others.
“I don’t know if I can put into words how awesome a feeling it is for him, for us, for all of us just to be able to be a part of it. To see that he can persevere after all that he’s been through and all the adversity he’s coming out on top and it’s pretty incredible,” said Ryan Spencer, the Trinity High School baseball coach.
Spencer says Tyler set a goal five months back to be able to play in a game.
Tyler’s love for the sport and hard work put him right back on the pitcher’s mound.
“It’s kind of crazy. It’s like I never would have thought I would have come this far and enough to play the sport I love,” Tyler said
At 8:35 p.m. on June 19, 2018, a head-on wreck in Utah claimed the lives of Tyler’s parents and little brother.
Tyrone Bova, 47, and his wife, Holly Jo Bova, 43, were killed instantly. Haden Bova, 11, died on the way to the hospital.
Jennifer Diamond, 42, was charged with three counts of second-degree manslaughter, one count of second-degree felony aggravated assault and one count of class B misdemeanor reckless driving in connection with the wreck.
Tyler in action at the pitcher’s mound! pic.twitter.com/FRiIymR8UQ
— Allison Smith (@AllisonSmithTV) April 11, 2019