ECHS baseball has announced that former Wildcat standout Rye Davis will be honored next week in a pregame ceremony.
The team said Davis, who now is more commonly known as a country singer/songwriter, is scheduled to sing the National Anthem at Wildcat Field Tuesday, April 23 before the district match up against Butler County.
Davis pitched for ECHS, then WKU before being a part of the Philadelphia Phillies organization for a short period of time before an eye injury hampered his baseball career.
After Davis sings the anthem, an on-field ceremony is scheduled where the team will officially retire his jersey.
First pitch is scheduled for 5:30pm with the pregame ceremony scheduled just before.
**correction: 4/16/19 5:09pm: this article was corrected to reflect that Davis' pro career was with the Phillies, not Indians as first written. Davis was drafted by the Indians but chose not to sign. He signed with the Phillies as a free agent.