Darren Doyle, story and photos:
The Edmonson County Wildcat Baseball team celebrated their annual senior night on Monday, May 18, 2021 at Wildcat Field by honoring 9 seniors and their families.
The following seniors were honored on the infield during the ceremony:
The Wildcats won 7-2 over Warren Central to improve their record to 12-13 on the season. Senior Chaz Wilson pitched a complete game with 10 strikeouts and 5 walks. He also went 2-4 with an RBI.
J.T. Skaggs went 1-3 with an RBI while Gavin Rose and Grayson Nunn added one RBI each.
Coach Bo West discussed each senior and their respective impacts on the team.
"Chaz has been great for us for 6 years, starting for us as a 7th grader," he said. "A great player and just a workhorse. I can't say enough about him, I mean, where would we be without him? Same with Isaiah Johnson. He's been our varsity catcher since he was a freshman. You don't have a team without a catcher and he's been a wall back there for us. Gavin Rose has really come along as a pitcher for us this year and he's hitting the ball really well. All these guys have been leaders for us but I'm really pleased with Gavin this year. Dylan Lindsey has played several years but never really much varsity time. He's done a great job at second for us this year. Great speed, and one of the best kids, ever. He can also bunt the ball anywhere. This is Grayson Nunn's first year since freshman year and he's come along really well. He can pitch some, hop around to different positions, he just does what we need him to do and he'd done a good job coming back. Clay Walden is in his second year with us, and he's got great speed. When he gets on base, I just let him go. He's done a great job on the bases and center field, and as a lead-off guy. Tyler Fugate is another first-year varsity starter. He got hurt earlier in the year and that kept us from pitching him but he's played infield and outfield, got a great attitude, and always cheers on his teammates. J.T. Skaggs is a great kid, you can't ask for any better. He comes every game with a great attitude, whether he's playing or not. As a senior, it can be hard if you're not playing a lot, but a kid's value isn't just measured in playing time, it's also measured in character and J.T. has that, and we love him. He plays hard and is important to this team. Blake Skaggs is the same way. He also runs track so he's got great speed. He's a great role player, he cheers on his teammates and he's been a good leader. That's a lot of seniors, the most we've had since I've been here. They're great and I couldn't ask for a better group of kids. Seems like our kids just keep getting better, year after year."
The Wildcats have 6 more regular season games left before facing off against Grayson County in the district tournament, which will be hosted by Butler County.