WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (NEWS RELEASE) -- The University of the Cumberlands honored one of its former standout baseball players over the weekend, Jason Ellis.
Fallen Bardstown Police Officer, Jason Ellis, had his number five baseball jersey retired. In front of his wife, Amy and his two sons Parker and Hunter Cumberlands Head Baseball coach Brad Shelton presented the Ellis family with a framed game jersey of Ellis’ and announced the "Jason Ellis Man of Character Award." This award will be given out annually. A commemorative sign was also unveiled on the right field wall, becoming the first number in program history to be retired.
Ellis was a star at the Williamsburg, Ky. university, where he set career marks in batting average, hits, homeruns, doubles and runs scored. The 2003 graduate went on to be signed by the Cincinnati Reds and was inducted into the University of the Cumberlands' Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011.