As we all know the sports community has come to a screeching halt. The college season ended before they could play conference tournaments, the spring seasons of high school sports have been wiped out. Even the Sweet Sixteen has been all but cancelled. During this time we hope to bring you some news on what has happened in the past week that you may have missed and remind you that you can always go back on our website and Youtube channel and relive the past season and beyond of high school sports!
With the cancellation of the college spring sports Eastern Kentucky won’t have the opportunity to finish their seasons. The Lady Colonels were riding a nation best 18 game winning streak when play stopped. They sat atop of the OVC with a 22-2 record. Freshman Ariyana Miranda led the team in home runs with 5, junior Sammi Miller led the Colonels in batting average (.452) on base percentage (.564) doubles (5) and stolen bases (5). The baseball team was flying high as well sporting a 12-2 record. Sophomore Marcus Hill was leading the team in batting average (.462), on base percentage (.563), and A.J. Lewis led the way in RBI (21) doubles (7) triples (2) and home runs (3). Former Madison Central Indian sophomore Jacob Ferris led the pitching staff in innings pitched (26.2) and strikeouts (30). For the past five seasons EKU has had their catcher named to the watch list for the top catcher in the country and this year was no exception. Senior A.J Lewis finished the short season batting .451 with 3 HR and 21 RBI. He scored 15 runs. He finished 7th in the nation in slugging percentage (.843) 25th in RBi and 25 in batting average. Behind the plate he committed only one error while posting a .963 fielding percentage overall.
In high school news the Sweet Sixteen was “cancelled” by the KHSAA but commissioner Julian Tackett said in a release that the events had to be cancelled to allow ticketmaster to permit refunds. He said that they are still hopeful to complete the girls Sweet Sixteen and play the boys.
Major league baseball is looking to start the season before June 1st and have floated the idea of a 140 game season this year. The NBA was nearing the end of their regular season when it forced to shut down due to Covid concerns. Since then many NBA players have tested positive for the virus and their season is in jeopardy.
The NFL draft is currently still scheduled but they are looking at different options it. The WWE has moved it’s premier event Wrestlemania to their NXT location and plan to have it air over two nights instead of the usual one night.
We plan on bringing you not only the latest news that matters with you but with sports features in the next few weeks.