Never before have three players been chosen as the Johnson City Press/Kingsport Times-News Super 22 baseball player of the year. Never before in the history of the award have been the circumstances like the COVID-19 pandemic.
High school baseball season barely got off the ground before it ended, so recognizing the area’s best performers was out the window.
When the Tennessee Smokies announced the formation of the East Tennessee High School Baseball League, it seemed like a nice opportunity for seniors who lost their last season of eligibility.
One thing that hasn’t changed in these volatile days is the date for Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft — at least not yet.
It was going to be quite a race for baseball in the Watauga Valley Conference this season.
Finding new ways to do even simple things has become part of the process in these pandemic days.
High school baseball teams didn’t get a chance to finish, but Watauga Valley Conference coaches stressed the high points of the truncated season.
It started and then ended quickly, but the 2020 high school baseball season won’t soon be forgotten in the Three Rivers Conference.
High school baseball was a season lost in 2020, but the Big Seven Conference coaches took time this week to stress the positive aspects of what might have been.
Caleb Moore has seen a lot of things during his career as a baseball player and coach, but nothing prepared him for what the sports world is going through these days.
It started in December, very early in the morning.
Jackson McDavid should have had three Big Seven Conference pitching starts under his belt by now.
Spring sports are just now getting their footing, but face a likely disruption because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
ERWIN — Kaleb Metcalf knew he had a job to do for the Unicoi County baseball team.
It was raining — fairly hard at times — but Science Hill’s baseball team was undeterred.