Connor Fishbein, like the rest of his Cheshire Academy baseball teammates, was giddy and thrilled. In a matter of days, the Cats would board a plane for Orlando, Fla., to partake in preseason activities in advance of their upcoming season.
Then, in a blink of an eye, all of that changed.
The coronavirus started to make its way into the United States and begin to spread. News of this ignited a nationwide pandemic. Because of it, Cheshire had no choice but to cancel its southern trip. Soon thereafter, the school, along with all of its spring athletic programs, was suspended until further notice.
"At our last team meeting before spring break, our trip to Florida was still on and the team was very excited," said Fishbein. "Spirits were through the roof and we all couldn't wait to get down there and finally get a chance to compete together as a team."