SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Like all high school spring sports across the nation, baseball teams have been stripped of their seasons.
With hopes of defending and chasing titles, local seniors faced their toughest opponent ever early in the season. Within days of the baseball season being suspended, the Covid-19 pandemic threw the nastiest of pitches, striking them all out by late March when it was announced that the season was officially canceled along with all other spring sports.
While the normal end of the year school activities for seniors is still questionable as to whether or not they will get to experience them, this group of senior’s futures has definitely not been taken away them. A few will extend their baseball careers at the college level. Some will play football and some will even defend our country. Listed below are the 22 local seniors and their future educational plans.
Cole Porch – Jacksonville State Univ. (Business Management) will attend as a football preferred walk-on
Jordan Ridgeway – Southern Union (Business) will attend on a baseball scholarship
Nick Mauldin – Auburn Univ.
Andrew Schmidt – Auburn Univ.
Jake Ogle – Univ. of Alabama (Business)
Chase Shiflett – Alabama Power lineman school
Ward Rush – Huntingdon College (History) will attend on a football scholarship
Brian J. Bradford – Huntingdon College (Physical Therapy) will attend on a football scholarship
Trent Roberson – Coastal Alabama-Bay Minette (Engineering)
Julius McCain – Jacksonville State Univ. (Physical Therapy)
Jacob Kornegay – US Army (Infantry K-9 Unit)
Blake Machen – Troy Univ. (Computer Science)
Kolter Usrey – Will enter workforce
Cason Gardner – Alabama Power lineman school
Dylan Green – CACC then transfer to Troy Univ. (Land Surveying)
Cameron Thrash – Gadsden State (Welding)
Tyler Gardner – Jacksonville State Univ. (Nursing)
Ryan Logan – CACC will attend on a baseball scholarship Will pursue law degree afterwards
Kishon Reynolds – Auburn Univ. Montgomery (Finance)
Isaac Celestine – US Army (Unit Supply Specialist)
Dontrell Duncan – Talladega College (Business) will attend on a baseball scholarship
Cade Sanders – Alabama Power lineman school