Siegel holding out hope for baseball season
By Zachary Reaves
MTN Sports Reporter
April 11, 2020
With the TSSAA suspending spring sports, many coaches and players in the state are left wondering if they will have a shot to finish their seasons. One of the many schools affected by the COVID-19 pandemic is Siegel High School.
Siegel head baseball coach Craig Reavis does not know if his team will see the field again in 2020, but he believes if they stayed prepared then they will see success if given the chance.
“I have complete faith in my guys that they are doing the right things,” Reavis said. “I’m telling my guys that the team that stays ready will have the most success. We do not know when we will be able to play again, but if we can I am confident in my team."
Senior Jackson White is doing what he can to stay ready during this confusing time.
“I’ve been trying to keep a positive attitude and work with what resources I have,” White said. I continue to throw and hit with my brother in cage.”
White believes for a team to find success, after this long period off, it will come down to two words, chemistry and discipline.
“I believe the chemistry of a team as well as the discipline the kids have to work on their own during this time will separate the successful teams from the others,” White said.
He hopes to finish off his baseball career on his own terms, but he also using his situation as a tool teach his younger brother.
“I wanted to be done with baseball on my own terms,” White said. “It would mean so much to me to play one more game and have one more ride with the guys I’ve gotten close with these last four years, but I’ve also used this situation as a lesson to my 8th grade brother. I told him to not take anything for granted, because this shows you never know when something will come to an end.”
Siegel improved their record to 3-0 after defeating Riverdale by a score of 6-2 on March 11th. They were set to face Nolensville in the Grand Slam Challenge before the season was suspended.