Robbie Ross, Jr. made an indelible mark on the LCA community during his time as an Eagle. He starred in baseball and soccer for the Eagles, but baseball is where he made his biggest mark. his faith and outgoing, fun-loving personality have made his impact much longer lasting.
Notching a 1.98 career era for the eagles and struck out 176 batters in 116 innings. That’s an astounding 10.57 batters per seven innings pitched. He not only dominated on the mound, but also hit .404 for in his career with 52 rbi and 33 steals. In 2008, his senior year, he was named co-pitcher of the year in Lexington and was also named the Gatorade Kentucky Baseball Player of the Year.
Upon graduation he signed with the University of Kentucky, but was drafted in the 2nd round of the MLB draft by the Texas Rangers. he made his debut in 2011 with the Rangers and pitched for them until be traded to the Boston Red Sox before the 2015 season.
Still making his off season home in central Kentucky he is often seen coming back to lca events.