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Multiple Lincoln Legion Baseball Players Test Positive for COVID-19

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Multiple members of the Pinnacle Bank American Legion baseball team have tested positive for COVID-19, Lincoln Lancaster County Health confirmed on Tuesday.

As a precaution, all players and coaches have been asked to quarantine by the health department.

The conditions of the players are currently being monitored.

Pinnacle Bank, which is comprised of players from Lincoln Southwest, were set to begin their season on Thursday against Pittsburg (Kansas) in Omaha. Their season will now have to be put on hold until June 30.

In a message sent out by Lincoln Public Schools to families on Tuesday, it was verified that none of the Pinnacle Bank players who tested positive took part in any weight lifting or conditioning practices at Lincoln Southwest.

The positive tests come two weeks after Nebraska baseball and softball teams were approved to begin practices. Thursday will mark the first day that baseball and softball teams can compete in games.

Among the health guidelines that were put in place, players must use their own equipment and bring their own water to drink before and after practice. Coaches must disinfect shared equipment when possible, and post game interactions between teams will be prohibited.

My name is Geoff Exstrom and I am a senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I pursuing a major in both Sports Media and Broadcast Production. Along with school, I am also a sports writer for the Lincoln Journal Star covering numerous high school and collegiate sporting events. I am also the Sports Director for 90.3 KRNU - UNL's student radio station. I've also had the great opportunity to create many podcasts throughout my media career including Athletes Unfiltered, the podcast hosted by myself as well as former Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez.