Recently the Columbus Cobras expanded by adding four more teams that have come over from the Ohio Sharks. Cobras President/CEO Harry Huskey finalized the details with Sharks President Randy Abrams last week and teams at 12U,14U,16U and 18U have been added and these four age groups will now have two teams each.
This expansion has been talked about for some time and finally it was the right thing to do.
Randy Abrams will coach the 18U team, Steven Phillips the 16U team, Mike McNeely the 14U and Scott Hungerman the 12U.
Overall the Cobras organization which starts it 31st season will field 15 travel teams next year that will all set their sites on winning big nationally.
2015 COLLEGE COMMITMENTS
|Grant Helber||Marietta College|
|Joe McGuinness||Bowling Green University|
|Spencer Pinnick||Ohio Dominican University|
|Doug Smith||Cuyahoga Community College|
|DJ Strapp||Ohio Dominican University|
|Hunter Tome||Cuyahoga Community College|
|Davis Robeson||Rose Hulman Institute of Technology|
|Brady Roesch||Ohio Wesleyan|
|Trey Abrams||Wilmington College|
|RJ Williams||Bowling Green University|
|David Van Hove||Ohio Wesleyan|
|Dante D'Andrea||Bluffton University|
|Tyler Johnson||Gardner Webb|
Josh Daughenbach Ohio Wesleyan
2016 COLLEGE COMMITMENTS
|Brian Fields||Taylor University|
|Brendan Alas||Northern Kentucky University|
|Aaron Greer||Rio Grande University|
|Caden Cluxton||Rio Grande University|
|Conor Crotty||Malone University|
|Shane Carney||Adrian College|
|Austin Rawlins||University of Findlay|
Teams were judged based on overall record, previous tournaments, championships won, competition faced, record against ranked teams and recent performances.
Congratulations to the 2015 10u Columbus Cobras, #25 in the nation!
Cobras show strong in Fall tournament. Randy Abrams held a charity tournament in Columbus over the Oct 10/11th weekend for a 5 yr old little boy , Cason, that is battling cancer. The 11u Cobras coached by Russ Wight finished runner up. The 12u Cobras coached by Tom Shaeffer played up in the 13u division and took home the championship defeating the Midwest Prospects. 14u Cobras coached by Mike Mcneely and Randy Abrams took home the championship defeating the Ohio Elite.
Congratulations to Jackson Ware, a member of the 2016 12u Cobras team, who was selected to play on the Ohio Valley 11U team that participated in the USA Baseball National Team Identification Series (NTIS). The Ohio Valley 11u NTIS teamhas 18 players from 7 different states and they competed in the Team USA NTIS tournament against teams from other regions across the country at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C., from Aug. 27-30, 2015. Following the NTIS, USA Baseball will invite players to participate in future National Team Trials and the National Team Development Program opportunities with the ultimate goal of being selected to represent our country as part of Team USA. The 2015 USA Baseball National Team Identification Series (NTIS) program includes five separate age groups -- 11U, 13U, 14U, 16U and 17U and with tryouts in every region of the country it is the most comprehensive player identification program offered by Team USA.
The 11u Cobras are honored to be participating in the BrockStrong Foundation Labor Day Tournament. Brock (B-Rock) Johnson was a 14-year old member of the Eastside Irish baseball program and resident of Canal Winchester. After courageously battling an auto-immune disease his entire life, he rounded third and headed for home on May 20, 2015.
The U18 won the Beast of the East U19 division on Sunday July 5th. After going undefeated in the round robin and only giving up 2 runs, we were seated 2nd in the championship division. In the semifinal game we played NY Diamond Baseball. Doug Smith pitched a 3 hit shutout we won 4-0. We faced the Ohio Clippers in the final game. We opened up in the top of the first inning with 4 runs which included a 2 run HR from Grant Helber. Grant Helber pitched a one hit shutout and we went on to win 9-0.
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