Ingomar Two-Sport Star Kelton Hall Looks To Finish Senior Year Strong
NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WCBI) — Two-sport athlete Kelton Hall is having a successful senior season.
Dominant on the court, a power hitter on the diamond, Kelton Hall has been doing his thing for the past six years at Ingomar High school.
He also has been enjoying the time he’s spent in a Falcon uniform.
“Everybody around here is like family,” said student athlete Kelton Hall. “Everybody is so close together, and we’ve got one of the best fan bases in the state.”
It’s been an up and down season for the Ingomar Falcons baseball team, but the team is starting to hit their stride at the right time.
“We’ve started out really slow,” Hall said. “We just couldn’t get everything. We’ve pitched good. We’ve hit bad. We’ve fielded bad. We’ve pitched good, but now I think we’re starting to get everything good.”
Hall’s leadership on the court and the diamond has come along way over the last six years playing two sports.
His coaches and teammates have seen the steps he’s taken to become that type of leader they’re looking for.
“Early in his career he played off emotion a lot, and I think over the course of time he got more mature,” head basketball coach Jonathan Ashley said, “He understood that there was going to be things that went with it.”
“It’s just maturity and the way he’s been able to lead by example,” head baseball coach Andy Wilbanks added.
“He’s not just a tremendously vocal kid, but we’ve been on him and trying to get him to lead by example, and he’s done a great job of that.”
“He’s a real good teammate,” said teammate Cole Means, “and I’ve told him this before, he’s the best player on the field when he’s playing at his best. He brings everybody else on the field up to their best as well.”
“Just the work that he puts in day in and day out, and really gives somebody that all of us can look up to and just brings the best out of all of us,” teammate Zack Koon said.
Following high school, Kelton will pursue his baseball career at Northwest Community College, but a major is undecided at this time, and the thing he will miss most at Ingomar is getting to play with his teammates.
“They are crazy,” Hall said. “It’s been fun playing with all of them from basketball to baseball. They’ve all been my best friends growing up. It’s really fun to play with them.”
Ingomar returns to action Friday when they travel to Baldwyn.