Senior Spring Spotlight: ETHAN BAER

Five questions with Bedford North Lawrence senior Ethan Baer

Sport: baseball; Career choice: electrical engineering; College: Trine

Question 1: What is your favorite baseball memory?

Baer: My favorite memory is last year’s Coaches vs. Cancer game. This game meant a lot to me because I lost my papaw to lung cancer. He was one of my biggest supporters and never missed my games.

Question 2: What will you miss the most about high school?

Baer: I’ll miss seeing all my friends in the hallways and classes. I’ll never get to see some of them again as we all go our separate ways in life.

Question 3: What lessons did high school sports teach you?

Baer: High school sports taught me so many things over the years. Most importantly I’ve learned to appreciate and enjoy every minute of each game. You just never know when it will end and you’ll never be able to step back on the field.

Question 4: Can you describe your emotions after the season was cancelled?

Baer: I have so many emotions about losing my senior season. I’ve played baseball with these guys since I can remember, so this year was going to be emotional anyway. I just can’t believe we won’t have one more chance to put on our Stars uniform and walk out on that field together. It’s really sad to lose the memories of our last season together.

Question 5: When the social distancing restrictions are lifted, who’s the first person you want to see?

Baer: I’m not sure. I would like to just get together with my friends, grab some food and hang out.

Senior Spring Spotlight is a daily feature focusing on BNL’s senior class following the cancellation of the spring sports seasons by the IHSAA in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic.