Phillips Andover's Jonathan Santucci is one of those athletes whose baseball life has been frozen in time. He, along with every other spring school student-athlete, has no choice but to ponder when he will play competitively again. As of now, that timetable remains anyone's guess.
“I have come to the possible realization that this high school season could be cancelled," said Santucci, who was set to begin his junior season. “My school announced that we will not be going back to campus until April 30. Moving forward, if the season does get cancelled, I will continue working hard to improve my game. If we don’t go back to school and all of the classes are online, I will most likely play in some tournaments down south with one of my summer teams and maybe do one or two showcases."
In the meantime, Santucci is doing the best he can to stay in playing shape.
"Since returning home, I have done something baseball-related every day," Santucci said. "I have gone to the gym with my personal trainer three days a week to work on speed, agility and strength. My ultimate goal is to maintain the strength I worked so hard for during the off-season. I hit almost daily, and I have thrown 3-4 times a week to make sure I maintain my arm strength. If we do get to play this spring, I am working towards being prepared for when that time hopefully comes.”