Boys Varsity Baseball · Celebrate Spring Sport Seniors: Baseball


The spring of 2020 will go down in the history books.  As coronavirus has changed life for everyone it had a particularly notable impact on spring sport athletes, with seniors suffering the loss of their final season of high school sports.  Many have represented Eastern HS exceptionally well over their careers as students and athletes.

Here is a thank you and celebration of our Eastern Spring Sport Seniors!

 

Baseball

Message from Coach Graves:

It is heartbreaking for these seniors to go out this way.  I am going to miss each and every one of them.

I can’t thank them enough for everything the did for Eastern Baseball.

Name: Andrew Delaney

Sport: Baseball

College / Post-secondary plan: Western Kentucky University

Andrew has committed to play baseball for WKU.

Favorite memory at Eastern: Playing with my best friends each and everyday

Favorite Quote:  Life’s a journey not an event

How did you start in your sport?  Started off playing tee ball and stuck with it all the way

Thank you’s: Thank You to Coach Graves for being a second father to me through my 4 years on the team

Awards & Honors: 7th Region Player of the Year as a Junior

 

Name: Blake Crosley

Sport: Baseball

College / Post-secondary plan: Western Kentucky University

Favorite memory at Eastern: Bobbie having a stand up double and tripping on his way to second and then getting out

Favorite Quote:  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13)

How did you start in your sport?  I have always played as a kid and played in middle school and high school

Thank you’s: Coach Graves, thank you for always believing in me and never giving up on me

Awards & Honors: JV Coach’s Award

 

Name: Luke Blair

Sport: Baseball

College / Post-secondary plan: Western Kentucky University

Favorite memory at Eastern: Winning District championship against Ballard in 2019.

Favorite Quote:  “I’m reflective only in the sense that I learn to move forward. I reflect with a purpose” -Kobe Bryant

How did you start in your sport?  Started at a very young age and never stopped playing.

Thank you’s: Thank you to my coaches and parents for the countless sacrifices made throughout my baseball career.

Awards & Honors: Honor Roll

 

Name: Matthew Armstrong

Sport: Baseball

College / Post-secondary plan: Transylvania University

Matthew has committed to play baseball for Transylvania.

Favorite memory at Eastern: Junior year hitting the tying run triple on the district championship game then going on to score the winning run

Favorite Quote:  Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard

How did you start in your sport?  tee ball age 4

Thank you’s: I want to thank my mom and dad for all the hard work and effort they put into not only baseball but also me as a person. They help me through the good and the bad for baseball and always stood by my side

Awards & Honors: 3.5 club gpa and district and region all tourney team

 

Name: Myles Epperson

Sport: Baseball

Favorite memory at Eastern: Pitching in district championship game

Favorite Quote:  Stay ready so you don’t have to get ready- Lou Ott

How did you start in your sport?  My brother started when I was really young. My parents put my into a youth league.

Thank you’s: I want to thank Coach Graves for everything. For showing up and pushing all the players to get better.

 

Name: Nolan Bilbro

Sport: Baseball

College / Post-secondary plan: Flight School

Favorite memory at Eastern: Finishing my varsity career with a 1.000 batting average

Favorite Quote:  Favorite quotes are dumb

How did you start in your sport?  Playing tee ball as a kid

Thank you’s: I’d like to thank most of my coaches since I started playing and my parents of course

Awards & Honors: Freshman pitcher of the year

 

Name: Tommy Henninger

Sport: Baseball

College / Post-secondary plan: John A. Logan Junior College

Tommy has committed to play baseball at John Logan.

Favorite memory at Eastern: Winning Districts 3 years in a row, and what would have been 4 years in a row.

Favorite Quote:  “Lift Big. Throw Hard” -Trevor Bauer

How did you start in your sport?  Baseball was the first sport I ever played, and since the beginning It’s been my favorite.

Thank you’s: Mom and Dad, thank you for all the sacrifices you had to make along this journey for me to play the game I love. All the drives to showcases, visits, tournaments, and so much more, I appreciate it all and everything else you do for me both in baseball and life.

Coaches thank you for all the support through the years, and believing in us as a team and bringing us all together.

Awards & Honors: 2020 & 2019 Rawlings Perfect Game Preseason All-American

3.5+ GPA 2017-2020

 

Name: Zach Curtis

Sport: Baseball

College / Post-secondary plan: University of Louisville- Speed School of Engineering

Favorite memory at Eastern: Some of my favorite memories from baseball include the bus rides to and from games and celebrating the win over Ballard in the district championship game last year.

Favorite Quote:  “Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical.” – Yogi Berra

How did you start in your sport?  I got started playing baseball when I would throw with my dad in the backyard and just sort of fell in love with it.

Thank you’s: I would like to thank all of my coaches for always trying to push me past my limits to make me a better player and person.

 

Thank you Eastern Baseball Seniors 2020.  Good luck! #FlyEagles2020 #EaglesForever