Athlete of the Week: Ben Smith, Springfield Catholic baseball
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) -
Ben Smith’s high school career didn’t get off to the best start as his freshmen season got canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So, he did a lot of training by himself.
“Without a coach’s help, I probably ramped up a little too fast and in the third outing of the Summer, I went out in a game and pitched three innings. I threw a changeup and it (elbow) just popped,” said Catholic senior pitcher Ben Smith.
What he felt is a pitcher’s nightmare.
“The ulnar collateral ligament, the UCL, it popped right off the bone,” Smith said.
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