Season Interrupted: Agoura’s Aedan Cunningham has no regrets
Name: Aedan Cunningham
Sport: Baseball, pitcher
Key stats: All-league in 2019, Cunningham was off to a 2-1 start with a 1.17 earned-run average when the season was halted after 10 games.
Fall plans: He will attend Glendale Community College.
A look at the high school sport standouts whose seasons were cut short by the coronavirus outbreak.
On the impact of season being canceled:
“This season was supposed to be my outing to show who I am as a pitcher. It’s really disappointing not only missing the season but because of the coronavirus, the seniors in college are coming back, so all the slots are filling up.”
On moving on:
“I’m not a guy who gets mentally affected by this. I just kind of take what’s given to me and move on. I’ve just kept working. I got it from a high school coach. His mentality is no matter what, keep working to get better. Stay tough.”
On the lessons learned by the class of 2020:
“We’re all having to learn to keep going no matter what. We missed a lot of stuff, a whole semester of school. Not just sports. Everyone in 2020 became more tough because of this.”
The coronavirus ended Mekhi Evans-Bey’s track season, then it came for his mother, who credits the Culver City standout for taking care of her.
On the new things he’s discovered with his free time:
“Woodworking with my dad. We built a shed. I’ve been surfing.”
How he stays motivated with no coach around:
“The best time to get work in is when no one is watching. It’s only going to show more who you are as a person and how you don’t always need a coach behind you to get better.”
Video interviews of each athlete can be found at latimes.com/sports/highschool.
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