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Ole Miss baseball reacts to the 2020 season suspension on social media

Players react to COVID-19 cancellation.

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As a direct result of the Coronavirus, the 2020 Ole Miss baseball season has been suspended through March 30.

It began Wednesday morning, as LSU was preparing to travel to Oxford for the first weekend of conference play, and were told to exit the team buses. Then, the series was postponed, followed shortly by the suspension of all SEC sporting events through the end of the month.

Though the resumption of the season in April is in limbo, many conferences have cancelled spring sports entirely and a cloud of uncertainty looms over athletic programs nationwide and at Ole Miss.

After the news broke, Diamond Rebs both past and present took to Twitter to express their feelings of disappointment and letdown.

Former Friday night ace and current Colorado Rockie Will Ethridge was the first to chime in.

Shortly after, current first baseman and member of the #WHISKEYANDMEAT club, Ben Van Cleve put his thoughts to words.

Cannon-armed catcher Hayden Dunhurst gave his thoughts as an underclassman, and fellow freshman phenom Peyton Chatagnier got in on the love.

Houston Astros first-year spring training invitee Grae Kessinger joined in on the commentary after manning the 6-spot and donning blonde hair in 2019.

Junior college transfer and lockdown bullpen arm Braden Forsyth spoke out on Friday morning.

Current Los Angeles Angel arm and former Ole Miss bullpen maestro talked about his own experiences and how he relates to the current players.

Junior Tyler Keenan is one of those who potentially had his career cut short, and found himself at a loss for words.

A few years removed from Mayers’ dominance, another Rebel pitcher and current Colorado Rockie rising prospect Ryan Rolison gave his perspective on the situation.

2020 team captain Tim Elko may not play another game at Ole Miss and gave his thoughts.

Expected MLB Draft pick Anthony Servideo may not return to Oxford for the 2021 season, and put his emotions to words.

Tate Blackman, former Rebel utility man and second baseman currently in the Chicago White Sox system, crowned the 2020 team national champions.

Newcomer and dinger crusher Hayden Leatherwood wrote a heartfelt note to Rebel nation.

Recent birthday boy Cael Baker wrote similar sentiments in his note to the fans.

Tyler Myers, who has been through thick and thin while in Oxford, reflected on his journey.

Freshman Sunday starter Derek Diamond is the most recent Rebel to share his thoughts.

As the fallout of COVID-19 hits the collegiate athletic world, there are a lot of emotions running through the minds of active players and those who have come before. The Ole Miss baseball family will continue to speak out on their feelings, and a rational conversation amongst those who feel the impact is encouraged.