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    2017-2018 Tryout Information

    The Columbus Cobras will be hosting tryouts for the 2018 season in mid-July. All prospective players must complete the registration list on our website.

     

    We will be also looking at the the possibility of adding teams in multiple age groups. If interested in coaching an age group, please contact Harry Huskey at columbuscobras@hotmail.com.

    The Columbus Cobras organization has been around since 1985, and seeks players and families who are committed to teamwork, personal development, and competitive travel baseball. The Columbus Cobras Organization wants players that have the desire to compete with the best against the best.

    15U Cobras Champions of Worthington Wood Bat Tourney

    Congratulations to the 15U Cobras - Stewart/Morosky team for repeating as Champions of the Worthington Wood Bat tournament.  The team ran the table to go 7-0 for the tournament.  They were led by key pitching performances by Noah Glimcher, Tyler Johnston, Michael Shinohara, Kevin Fee, Zane Lattig and Ethan Swincicki.  Noah Glimcher captured Team MVP for the tournament.  The team played outstanding offense and defense to go along with the pitching.  The team outscored their opponents 35-7 in pool play and 27-7 in bracket play and only allowed 1 run in 2 games on Championship Sunday.


    Tom & Linda Rieder being presented their son Steve's Retired Jersey.

    USA Baseball's Ohio Valley Region Partners with Columbus Cobras Baseball


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    The Columbus Cobras Baseball Organization is pleased to announce its partnership with USA Baseball to hold their Ohio Valley NTIS workouts at Ohio Dominican University.  Ohio Valley NTIS is looking for players that want to start their journey toward the US National Teams to have the best experience possible at each of our workouts.

    For tryout information, please click on the flyer.

    COBRAS IN THE PROS

    COBRAS IN MiLB

    NAME ROUND CURRENT TEAM COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL
    Joel Bender 27 (2010) Cincinnati Reds Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Reds AA) N/A Cincinnati Oak Hills
    Austin Cousino 3 (2014) Seattle Mariners Free Agent University of Kentucky Dublin Coffman
    Drew Dosch 7 (2013) Baltimore Orioles Bowie Baysox (Orioles AA) Youngstown State Canal Winchester
    Anthony Kidston Free Agent (2016) Burlington Royals (Rookie) University of Louisville Defiance
    Matt Marksberry 15 (2013) Atlanta Braves Mississippi Braves (AA Braves) Campbell University Cincinnati Glen Este
    Mike Mayers 3 (2013) St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals University of Mississippi Grove City
    Nick Sergakis 23 (206) New York Mets Brooklyn Cyclones (A Mets) Ohio State University Columbus Academy
    Matt Wisler 7 (2011) San Diego Padres Atlanta Braves N/A Bryan

    FORMER COBRAS COLLEGE COMMITMENTS

    Graduation Year Name College High School
    2017 Kaleb Hubner Wilmington College Groveport Madison
    2017 Brad Robbins University of Michigan (Football) Westerville South
    2016 Brendan Alas Northern Kentucky Columbus DeSales
    2016 Justin Antoncic Michigan State Columbus DeSales
    2016 Zach Bowden Morehead State New Albany
    2016 Logan Brewer Ohio Dominican Ashland
    2016 Greg Brown Ohio Dominican Hilliard Darby
    2016 Shane Carney Adrian College Highland
    2016 Caden Cluxton University of Rio Grande Washington Court House
    2016 Conor Crotty Ohio Dominican Columbus DeSales
    2016 Brian Fields Taylor University Worthington Christian
    2016 Aaron Greer University of Rio Grande Washington Court House
    2016 Grey Harmon Xavier Columbus Academy
    2016 Daniel Kreuzer Wright State Westerville Central
    2016 Austin Rawlins University of Findlay Columbus Bishop Hartley
    2016 Connor Richardson Tiffin University Reynoldsburg
    2016 Nick Smith Concordia University (Irvine, CA) Columbus DeSales
    2016 Alex Stefanelli Hope College Westerville North
    2015 Byron Belcher Pitt Community College Highland
    2015 Grant Helber Marietta College Olentangy
    2015 Tyler Johnson Gardner Webb Olentangy Orange
    2015 Shane Lyons Capital University Reynoldsburg
    2015 Joe McGuiness Bowling Green Olentangy
    2015 Noble Moore Wittenberg University Delaware Hayes
    2015 Spencer Pinnick Ohio Dominican Upper Arlington
    2015 Brady Roesch Ohio Wesleyan Thomas Worthington
    2015 Doug Smith Cuyahoga Community College Central Crossing
    2015 DJ Strapp Ohio Dominican Columbus DeSales
    2015 Hunter Tome Cuyahoga Community College New Albany
    2014 Kyle Casserly Wright State Pickerington Central
    2014 Andrew Gilliland Bethany College Columbus Bishop Hartley
    2014 Tommy Parsons Adrian College New Albany
    2013 Greg Basalyga Bowling Green Pickerington Central
    2013 Roscoe Blackburn Marshall University/Malone University Thomas Worthington
    2013 Tyler Pagano Oakland University Pickerington North
    2013 Matt Poland University of Dayton Pickerington North
    2012 TJ Alas Northern Kentucky Columbus DeSales
    2012 Nick Glanzman Bowling Green Pickerington North

    Former GM Steve Rieder Passes

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Former Cobras General Manager and long time coach has passed away.

    At the young age of 49, Steve passed due to complications after heart surgery.

    Steve spent his last 26 years dedicating his life to baseball over anything else. He coached in the Cobras organization from 1990 until 2016 as an assistant and a head coach as well as being a member of the Executive Board.

    The Cobras Nation and the Huskey family morns the loss of one of it's own.

    In honor and memory of Steve his #40 jersey will be retired at "Cobra Night" at Huntington Park on June 13th. 

     

    Cobras All Time Won-Lost Record From 1985-2016

    During the first 32 years beginning in 1985, the Cobras have won 6579 games out of their first 9419. That is a .700 winning percentage.

    Also 12 National Championships have been won during this period of time.

    Harry Huskey

    Harry Huskey

    President & CEO

    Who's On First????

    Kaleb Hubner signs with Wilmington College

    Columbus Cobra Brad Robbins signs NLI to the University of Michigan


    Michigan adds Nations No. 1 punter Columbus Cobra Bradley Robbins

    2017 Board of Directors

    Here are the Board of Directors that will lead this organization into 2017 and our 32nd year of amateur baseball.

    President/CEO        Harry Huskey

    Vice President        Tom Alas

    General Manager     Randy Abrams

    Public Relations       Rick Lenhard

    Treasurer                Maceo Lewis III

    Secretary                Zach Huskey

    Operations Manager Tom Schaffer

    Player Development Joe West

     

    Our 2017 Teams

    13U Columbus Cobras Advance to their Third Straight Championship, but Fall Short to the Motor City Hit Dogs to Finish Runner Up at TravelBaseballSelect Ohio Major Elite in Bowling Green, Ohio.

    The 13U Cobras went 4-1 over the weekend, finishing 2nd place at the TravelBaseballSelect Ohio Major Elite Tournament at Carter Park in Bowling Green, Ohio.  The 13U Cobras finished 2-0 in pool play by running ruling the Black Swamp Monsters & the Ohio Heat, and would end with a #4 seed heading into bracket play.  Paxton Schwandt and Tyler Lumbard picked up the win in both pool play games.

    Down early 4-0 in the first bracket play game, the 13U Cobras would chip away & take a 7-6 lead and hold on for the win.  Matt Wolfe would pick up the win & Jake Miller closed out the 7th inning.  In the semi-final, the 13U Cobras would be matched up against the nationally ranked Saginaw Bay Riverdawgs (MI).  Jake Miller threw a complete game gem & Peyton Weiss hit a 2RBI double in the top of the 7th to prevail over the Riverdawgs 3-1 to advance the 13U Cobras to their third championship game in a as many tournaments so far this season.

    In the finals, it would be a battle of the pitchers; however, a very good Motor City Hit Dogs (MI) took advantage of some misfortune to score 3 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, and hold on for a 3-1 win.

    Overall, the 13U Cobras extend their record to 13-1, and will be in Cincinnati this weekend at the Ohio Valley Classic Invite.

    Recent News

    The 13U Cobras went 3-0 over the weekend, winning the Full-Tilt 14U Pre-Season Tournament held at Home Run Park in Kenton, OH.  The Cobras outscored their opponents 27-8 in their three bracket play games.  Picking up wins on the mound over the weekend was Tyler Lumbard (which was a 1-hit 6-0 shutout over the South Farmington Blues 14U out of Michigan), Jake Miller (in relief of Peyton Weiss that included a dominant 2 2/3 inning where he struck out 7/8 batters he faced in a 12-3 come-from-behind win over Full-Tilt 14U) & Matt Wolfe (where he went 4inn pitched of 1-hit shutout baseball in a 9-5 win over the Macomb Muckdogs Baseball Academy 14U out of Michigan).  At the plate, Peyton Weiss led the offensive attack with 6 hits, 2 doubles & a .857 average while driving in 4 runs.  Kaleb Schaffer supported the attack hitting a .657 over the weekend while driving in 3 runs.  Matt Wolfe & Braydon Chilcote had 4 hits each. Paxton Schwandt swiped 11 bases & scored 7 runs.  The 13U team now stand at 8-0 and will play two weekday games this week on Tuesday at Upper Arlington and Thursday at Gahanna against the Midwest Prospects.

    The 13U Cobras went 5-0 over the weekend, winning the King of Swing at Berliner Park in Columbus, OH.  The Cobras outscored their opponents 32-5 in their three bracket play games.  Picking up wins on the mound over the weekend was Paxton Schwandt, Braydon Chilcote, Tyler Lumbard, Jake Miller & Matt Wolfe.  At the plate, Matt Wolfe led the team hitting .750 over the weekend while driving in 9 runs.  Matt also had 5 extra base hits, including 2 doubles, 3 triples and a HR.  Peyton Weiss led the way in driving in 10 runs and hit 4 doubles while hitting .357.  Schwandt hit .667 over the weekend with 11 stolen bases & scoring 10 runs.  Overall, the team collected 46 hits & hit an impressive .380 clip while scoring a total of 55 runs.  The 13U team will play up in a 14U Round Robin Tournament this upcoming weekend on April 8th in Findlay, OH at Marathon Diamonds.

    Cobra Clinic @ TNT Training Academy

    01/11/2017, 12:15pm EST
    By Justin Rich

    A Cobra Clinic was held at TNT Training Academy on Saturday Jan 7th.

    Our u10, u11 and u12 Cobra teams were in attendance.

    2 Cobra teams currently hold their indoor team workouts at TNT.

    TNT is located at the corner of Shrock Rd. and Busch Blvd.

    Former Cobra Pitcher Makes MLB Debut

    07/25/2016, 8:15am EDT
    By Harry Huskey

    Former Cobras Pitcher Making MLB Debut Tonight!

    Former Columbus Cobras pitcher Mike Mayers from Grove City HS will be making his major league debut tonight with the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday July 24th at 8:00 on TV vs the Dodgers.

    Mayers along with Braves pitcher Matt Wisler both played together for the Cobras 17 & 18 year old teams. Mayers played college ball at Mississippi and Wisler sign out of high school with the Padres.

    Congrats to both of these super nice young men.

    http://m.cardinals.mlb.com/news/article/191259316/cardinals-calling-up-pitcher-mike-mayers/

    Braves SP Matt Wisler earns win in MLB debut vs. Mets on Friday

    06/19/2015, 10:18pm EDT
    By Jason Lempert

    Making his Major League debut, Braves right hander Matt Wisler was outstanding on Friday against the Mets, as he picked up his first career win. The 22-year-old limited the Mets to one run on six hits over eight brilliant innings. He struck out two and did not issue a walk.

    "I honestly felt more calm than I probably should have out there," Wisler said, per MLB.com. "I kept telling myself, 'Don't get too comfortable, because it's going to burn you.'"

    The only run the rookie gave up came on an RBI single by Michael Cuddyer in the sixth inning. The last Braves to pitch eight innings in his big-league debut was Hall-of-Famer John Smoltz in 1988, against the Mets, according to the Braves radio network.

    Wisler more-than-likely earned himself at least one more start, and he'll take his next turn on Thursday on the road against the Nationals.

    Source: http://fantasynews.cbssports.com/fantasybaseball/update/25220051/braves-sp-matt-wisler-earns-win-in-mlb-debut-vs-mets-on-friday