King played baseball for coach Vernon Prather for two years (1990 and 91), and he served as a student assistant baseball coach for the 1992 season. He was named to the West All-Gulf South Conference team in 1990 and in 1991, and he earned Gulf South Conference All-Academic honors. King led the Pacers in games played, at bats, runs, hits, doubles, triples, and RBI. He was second on the team in home runs and slugging percentage. He was named team captain in 1991 and led the team in games played, runs, hits and batting average.