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Senior Moments: Fairfield Ludlowe’s Jamie Flink

Jamie Flink slides safely into their base during a state playoff game last season.

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 Fairfield Ludlowe baseball player Jamie Flink.

TRR: What led you to decide on attending West Point?

JF: I’m interested in the military so I want to serve and then it’s an opportunity to get a really good education and continue to play baseball. It combined those three things and made it the perfect place.

TRR: It has been a month now, how are you handling the quarantine?

JF: It’s been alright. I’d say the biggest change is not being able to get on the field physically, but I have been able to keep up with some of the physical aspects that are normal to a baseball player’s life, like running, doing some kind of workouts in my house. But it is tough not being with the other guys. That’s been pretty rough.

TRR: Ludlowe lost a lot of players from last season when you had a close defeat to Staples in the FCIAC championship. If we do get a partial season what can we expect from the Falcons?

JF: I think we’re going to be just as good, if not better. I think the FCIAC as a whole lost a lot of great talent. I think the field is really wide open and if we get a chance to play a lot of teams are going to have to look out for us, just like they did last year.

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TRR: Are you doing any things you haven’t done before with the extra time?

JF: I picked up a few things. Learned to juggle, going on bike rides, which I don’t usually do. Watching a lot of ESPN 30 for 30s. Nothing too new. Juggling is the biggest I guess.

TRR: What’s the most difficult part of online learning?

JF: Just not being able to interact with other students. At Ludlowe we don’t do the Zoom meetings for privacy concerns so a lot of the work is on your own. That’s tough.

TRR: If you don’t return what will be your favorite memory at Ludlowe?

JF: Junior prom was a hit and then in terms of extracurriculars anything with baseball. It has been the best experience of my high school career.

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