CSU Baseball Starts Preseason Slate Off On The Right Note
THE COUGARS WENT 2-1 IN A SERIES AGAINST WEST ALABAMA
Baseball season is here for division two programs around the country. CSU opened up the preconference slate with a series win over West Alabama this past weekend. This allowed head coach Greg Appleton to see where his pitching staff stands after having some questions coming into the season.
“The bullpen roles are still to be determined and we had some guys that went out there and did a really good job and made themselves some points and earning some roles,” says CSU baseball head coach Greg Appleton.
Behind the scenes CSU was handling adversity that came weeks prior. The starting catcher broke a bone in his hand knocking him out for the next 6 weeks.
“We have to have a couple young guys step up and fill that hole for us right now and so we are going to be dealing with that and there will be more like you said it’s a long season,” says coach Appleton.
Just the other day coach Appleton said to the guys at practice, don’t tell ’em show ’em, and the saying has stuck with the players.
“Yeah everybody is all talk at the beginning of the season, who isn’t good at the beginning of the season? So when we get in the game it’s more of us to show him and say we are here to play and we are here to compete,” says CSU baseball senior LHP Perez Knowles.
Up next another road game against Albany State a team CSU has found success over in the past.
“It’s a team that we probably would expect to go down their and beat, but we can’t go into it with that attitude,” says coach Appleton.
“I mean when everybody is clicking, I don’t know anybody that can beat us,” says CSU baseball senior Mason McClellan.