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The Lincoln-Way Central baseball field sits empty March 17 as all high school sports games and practices have been suspended. STEVE MILLAR/22ND CENTURY MEDIA
Steve Millar, Sports Editor
4:39 pm CDT March 20, 2020

Ben Gerl has been looking forward to his senior season for a long time.

Now, the Lincoln-Way West pitcher is unsure if it will ever happen.

“It’s tough, especially as a one-sport athlete,” he said. “Ever since the summer season ended, I’ve been working my butt off for the last seven months just to have one more shot as a senior to prove that Lincoln-Way West can open some eyes. The feeling that we might not get that opportunity, it’s really tough.”