OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) – Earlier this week, the WVSSAC made an official decision to cancel high school sports for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. That meant those who participate in spring sports will not be able to compete in their respective sport for an entire season.
For the seniors on Oak Hill’s baseball team, the news has brought varied emotions. Many seniors have been part of the Red Devils’ turnaround in recent seasons, which included a sectional championship in 2019. The team would have also welcomed new players who had previously played at Fayetteville, which reached the sectional championship round in its final season.
Hear from Red Devil seniors Lane Jordan (third baseman/pitcher), Nate Bloomfield (designated hitter/first baseman), Max Holland (second baseman), and Hunter Rinehart (left fielder) as they talk about the end of their high school careers as student-athletes. Holland and Rinehart had previously played at Fayetteville, and were looking forward to contributing to the Red Devils.
Jordan still has plans to continue his baseball playing career at WVU Tech, having signed with the Golden Bears in December. Holland and Rinehart are optimistic they’ll be able to continue their playing careers in college as well.