NORFOLK, Va. - Just about every aspect of life right now has been thrown a curveball, as we all remain at home to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The situation puts sports organizations from the youth level to the pros in a pickle. Some seasons are postponed and others, like NCAA spring sports, are completely canceled.
“When the decision came out guys were kind of shocked," Norfolk State infielder Alsander Womack said. "Didn’t know what to say or what to do.”
Athletes are left with many what-ifs, like Norfolk State baseball's Alsander Womarck.
What if the season was played out? How good could his numbers have been?
Through 67 at bats this season, he averaged .284 with five doubles and seven runs batted in. Once the season prematurely came to a close, he was named to D1Baseball.com's Top 100 Hitters list.
Womack was the only MEAC player to be listed to the top 100.
He credits his success at the plate to, “sticking to the process. Even when I’m struggling, not changing who I am as a hitter," Womack said. "Not changing my game plan and having the right guys in my corner. My coaching at NSU and my pops all helping me make sure I stay on track with my work.”
Staying on track with his work looks a little different now. After the season's cancellation, Womack returned home to North Carolina where he works out with his father.
“Just a lot of pushups, situps, walking around the neighborhood," Womack said. "Me and my dad made it a thing to add a lot more water into our diet. We just be going out walking around the neighborhood, just talking."
In Womack's case, just talking is a huge advantage because his father is Tony Womack, who played 13 years in Major League Baseball and was part of the Arizona Diamondbacks' 2001 World Series championship team.
“I can talk to him about a lot of things and he can give me an honest and true opinion of what I need to work on, what I really need to do," Womack said. "It kind of just fuels me to get better.
So, for now, Womack continues to get better because the season may be canceled but it ain't over till it's over, and Womack has plenty of baseball ahead of him.