TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Jackson Heights board members unanimously approved to play ball adding baseball and softball to their athletic programs Monday.

13 Sports talked with new baseball coach Jeremy Melvin who has been teaching and coaching for five years at the school. He also played in an independent baseball league.

As for new softball coach Samantha Carson, she’s a Topeka native. She played softball at Washburn University and she’s been coaching for four years at Jackson Heights.

They both say they’re ready to hit a home run and start these new programs.