With senior athletes seeing the final months of their high school careers affected both on and off the fields and away from the gyms, The Ruden Report is running a series, Senior Moments, to put the spotlight on some of the best of the Class of 2020.
Next up is Brien McMahon baseball and track star Korey Morton, who is the two-time FCIAC and Class LL 55-meter champion. He will play baseball next year at UConn.
TRR: Most track athletes play a second sport other than baseball. How did the combination come about?
KM: I got into track after I stopped playing basketball my freshman year. The track coaches came up to me and said try out track, so I tried out track, I liked it, I kept up with it and it has helped me out with baseball a lot speed-wise. It has been good for me.
TRR: Which is more difficult: track or baseball?
KM: Baseball, definitely. It is a more physically and mentally demanding sport. In track you put up the numbers and that’s it. Baseball there are a lot more aspects.
TRR: How difficult has this past month been for you?
KM: It has been tough not being out there and playing with all the guys but I have been keeping busy working out and still hitting and doing as much baseball stuff as I can.
TRR: Is there anything or things you don’t normally do you have tried because of the quarantine?
KM: I have been just really trying to define my swing with baseball and fix anything that needs to be fixed with it.
TRR: What is the best movie or TV show you have seen the past month?
KM: I’d have to say Ozark is the TV show I have been watching and the best movie, probably Goodfellas.
TRR: What are you most looking forward to at UConn?
KM: Going up there and competing in such a great atmosphere.
TRR: How disappointing would it be if you don’t get to play another game for McMahon?
KM: It would definitely be tough but I think reality is setting in and we may actually not play a game. It stinks that you can’t get your senior year but I just have to deal with it.
TRR: If you had your choice of a week of baseball, going to prom or graduation which would you choose?
KM: Definitely baseball.