King, who is redshirting at the University of Texas Rio Grande, registered a .346 batting average with 22 RBI for Palomar College in 2018. His resume also included 31 runs and 10 doubles during a campaign in which Palomar won the California Community College Athletic Association's Pacific Coast Conference with a 17-7 record (28-17 overall) and reached the second round of the CCCAA's Southern California Regional.
"I just hope that I can get in peak shape for the summer and next spring year, and be in the right mental and physical states to play baseball the way I know I can," King said.
Tristan, a catcher and third baseman, said he is excited to play for the Sweets for a number of reasons. "It's in the West Coast League, a really good baseball conference, I'm playing with some old teammates from high school that I haven't seen in years, (and) this is my first summer season in two years," King said. "I am really eager to play and develop and travel to new and exciting places playing baseball with an organization that I have only heard positive things about."
King, son of Andrea Coffey, does not have one specific food that he tabs as a favorite. He noted food and the internet as two things he can't live without.