Head coach: Scott Dibble
Assistant Coach: Bill Ellis & Gene Walter
Baseball is open to all boys in grades 8-12. Tryouts are in early February with competition beginning in early March and ending in mid to late May.
If you are interested in participating, attend the mandatory informational meeting. The date and time will be announced in school announcements, by email and on our Facebook account. Contact Scott Dibble for more information.
We are excited to announce that Trent Hartlage has committed to play baseball for Franklin College. Trent has been our starting shortstop and lead-off hitter since first walking on the field for the Cougars as a freshman. Trent is a very skilled player both defensively and as a hitter, he is also one of the fastest guys on any team and will surely make the Grizzly coaches smile as he takes his game up to Franklin College. Trent has worked incredibly hard to put himself in a position to play college baseball and we all look forward to following Trent and the Grizzlies. We are all proud of you Trent. Best of Luck and Congratulations Trent!
Jaden signed a college letter-of-intent with Lindsey Wilson College. All of us around CEC felt we had the best catcher in the state and his signing validates our belief. Jaden will surely be a welcome addition to the Lindsey Wilson team. Jaden possesses exceptional defensive skills as well as a very good bat. Jaden worked incredibly hard as a Cougar to put himself in position to continue his baseball career at the college level. As a freshman Jaden showed up at CEC as a skinny kid who had a quiet confidence and plenty of skill to back it up. However, he knew he needed to bulk up in order to compete at the college level so he hit the weight room and gained 50 pounds of muscle during his senior year. We wish Jaden the best of luck and all look forward to following Jaden and the Blue Raiders. The entire CEC family is extremely proud of you Jaden.
We are so excited to share that Oliver signed his Letter of Intent to play baseball for Harding University. Oliver or “OG” as we all call him has been our do it all guy since he first donned a Cougars cap. Oliver’s versatility was a real blessing and at one point or another, he played every position on the field except first base. That is until the 2020 season where we gave him a couple innings at first and he now has the distinction of playing every position for the Cougars. His versatility and defensive prowess will be hard to replace but we will miss him the most on the mound. Oliver became a lock down pitcher for us and really found his love of the game on the mound. Oliver is an incredible athlete and extremely hard worker. We know he will be a very welcomed addition to the Harding baseball team. We are all proud of Oliver and look forward to following OG and the Bison’s.
Early in his freshman year Luca Sandrella committed to play baseball for the University of Louisville. Luca became the first Cougar to commit to a D1 school. Luca is a good all-around baseball player but he is special on the mound. He possesses an exceptional fast ball and is already hitting 90+ mph. Following his Cougar career Luca will be taking his skills to perennial top 10 powerhouse U of L. However, we will enjoy seeing him on the mound for the Cougars for the next 3 years. Luca is a very hard worker who clearly loves to pitch, he just wants the ball and his desire and determination are a great fit to go with that fastball. We are all so proud of Luca and will be looking forward to following Luca as a Cardinal.