Cobden baseball coach likes pitching depth
Cobden High School baseball coach Dana Pearson likes what he’s seeing so far with the Appleknockers.
“We’re got a good enough team to advance” in the postseason playoffs, Pearson said. “Our goal is to win the regional. I look for a good campaign this spring.”
Pearson likes the depth Cobden has on the pitching mound.
The top two senior hurlers are Zane Nance and Chandler West. Bayden Ditterline is another senior hurler.
Junior pitching depth will come from Landon Britt, Josh Burgess or Alex Remsey. The lone sophomore pitcher is Noah Franklin.
When not on the mound, Nance and Ditterline will be in the infield and West in the outfield.
Britt will be on the infield or in center field when not pitching. Burgess will be on the infield or catching. Franklin will either be in the outfield or at first base.
Other seniors in the mix are infielder/outfielder Cody Weisesman, first baseman Braden Clark and catcher Bryce Reynolds.
Other juniors are infielder/outfielder Ryan Barr and outfielder Dylan Lewey. Juniors out who didn’t play last season are outfielders Carlos Morales, Jesus Amezquita and Christian Goines.
Another sophomore who could contribute is outfielder Riley Gearhart.
Freshmen hopefuls are infielder/outfielders Brock Reynolds, Amon Ingold, Dustin Sutliff and John Fuhrhop and first baseman/outfielder Tristan Brummer.
“If we can hit, I feel like we’ll be pretty solid,” Pearson said. “We’ve got the depth in each position.”
Pearson sees Steeleville, Goreville, Egyptian and Century to be some of the top area teams in Class 1A this spring.
Cobden opens its season Friday, March 15, at home against Murphysboro.