Darren Doyle, story and photos:
Another group of seniors took the field last night as the Wildcat baseball team celebrated 2017 Senior Night at Wildcat Field. The Cats came up short against Hart County in a long, extra-inning game, but no one could have been prouder of the effort left on the field by Edmonson County's four seniors during the battle.
Seniors Walker Hazel, Hunter Garrett, Caleb Skaggs, and Dylan Waldrop were honored along with their parents on the field last night as the Wildcats played their last regular season home game of the year. The team will still have at least one more game on the field as Edmonson County will host next week's district tournament.
Coach Bo West had nothing but positive things to say about this year's senior group.
"Well, first, they're all just a great group of kids, he said. "Dylan Waldrop has just been a bulldog for us. He's a pitcher and first baseman that we've really relied on. He's always tough at the plate. Walker Hazel was a little bit of a late bloomer, but he's been a solid pitcher and an overall great player. Hunter Garrett has been a tough catcher, a tough kid, and Caleb Skaggs has been great in the outfield. He's on a good hitting streak right now, too."
West said the team will miss these players after they move on past Wildcat baseball.
"They all mean a lot to me and our team, and that's both on and off the field."
Click here for a full recap with photos from last night's game.