Three Morgan Academy seniors speak about shortened 2020 sports seasons

Top: Two Morgan Academy pitchers early signed Division 1 college baseball scholarships on Nov. 20 not knowing their senior season would be cut short by school closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. From left, Richard and Phyllis Davis with their son Matthew Davis as he signs a scholarship to play college ball for Arkansas Little Rock. Jeremy Lee signs a scholarship to play college ball for South Alabama. Bottom: Tennis player Judy Assaad missed her senior year of tennis due to school closing. Photos by Fred Guarino.
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BY FRED GUARINO | Selma Sun Staff 

“I feel like I got robbed.” 

That’s how Morgan Academy pitcher Jeremy Lee described losing his senior year of baseball to the coronavirus that closed schools on March 19. 

“It really stinks,” Lee saidYou work your whole life to play your senior year because it’s supposed to be your best year. I think I got to play eight or nine games, and it feels like I got robbed.” 

But in one of those games, Lee struck out 20 of 22 batters on the way to a 7-0 nohit win over Fort Dale at home on Tuesday, March 10. He said after the game that Morgan had a lot of “momentum.”

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