CSU Baseball Hosts West Alabama in Season Opener
THIS MARKS THE FIFTH TIME IN THE LAST NINE SEASONS THAT THE COUGARS HAVE OPENED WITH WEST ALABAMA
The CSU baseball team hosts its season opener this Friday against West Alabama coming off a historic 2017-18 season.
This weekend’s matchup will mark the fifth time in the last nine seasons that they will open with West Alabama.
Last year the Cougars posted a 48-15 record, tied for the second most wins in head coach Greg Appleton’s 21 seasons.
Heading into the new season, coach Appleton talked on last year’s world series run saying, “I’m more of leave last year’s what happened alone and create your own team, because every team, even though it’s got a lot of guys that were on it, it’s different. Obviously we want some of the results that happened last year, but you know we might not win games the same way we did last year. You know we might have to do things better, because we are not as strong in certain areas, so we are just going to have to find an identity for this team.”
Two guys that were a big part of last year’s success include, pitcher Kolton Ingram and second baseman Grant Berry.
They were voted to the preseason all-PBC team for their efforts.
Both talked on how they are ready for the season to get started this Friday.
“Last year was some good games against them. They had some good pitching, so we should see who they have and start getting ready for them and stuff. I know they have a Saturday guy back from this year, so we are excited to face him again,” says CSU senior second baseman Grant Berry.
“I’m pretty confident, we come off of a big year last year, even though we lost a few guys, you know coach App brought back some guys for this year and I think we are going to be pretty good,” says CSU senior pitcher Kolton Ingram.