PREP BASEBALL: West Point’s Cochran joining teammates at ALABCA All-Star Event

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West Point’s Will Cochran. (Martha Needham/The Cullman Tribune)

WEST POINT, Ala. – More good news just keeps rolling in this month for the West Point baseball team. A third standout Warrior will be on the field for this year’s Alabama Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Event at Troy University, rising senior Will Cochran. Will is joining Eli Folds and Aubry Cleghorn at this year’s event scheduled to take place at Troy University July 7-10 and will feature several games between 10 different teams made up of some of the top rising juniors and seniors in the state.

Cochran was off to a hot start at the plate in 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic brought an early end to the season. In just 15 games, Cochran was batting .426 with a .526 on-base percentage, a 1.037 OPS and he drove in 10 runs.

West Point Head Coach Drew Bryson is proud to have several Warriors representing the program at the event in a couple of weeks. He’s excited to see Will get this opportunity and hopes that the chance to play on this stage get open up even more opportunities for him in the future.

“We are excited for this opportunity for Will to join Aubry and Eli at Troy next month. Will’s a solid ballplayer and being invited to this event will allow him to showcase his talent in front of a lot of coaches and maybe open the door for him to continue his playing career after high school,” Bryson said. “He’s been a steady force in the middle of our lineup for the last couple of seasons and has been a guy that’s put his head down and went to work to continue to improve as a player. It’s always great to see hard work pay off for a player and we are blessed at West Point to have three guys going to represent our program.”

Cochran is excited for the chance to join his teammates at this event and he’s hoping to show out and catch some eyes while he’s down there playing too.

“I’m super excited. I’m excited to get to go down there with a couple of my buddies and just go have fun playing the great game of baseball again and trying to get better,” Cochran said. “I hope I get to play and play in front of a bunch of coaches and scouts and hopefully kind of get my name out there and let them see what I can do.”

Will’s biggest impact in his career has been at the plate so far and he wants to make sure he’s ready to swing it when next spring rolls around but he’s aiming to improve in places all over the field as well.

“I’m really just trying to improve on my hitting and making sure that I’m staying right with that. I’m making sure my stick is ready to go in the spring when we get rolling,” Cochran said. “I want to make sure I’m hitting it well and I also want to improve my play in the field and especially on the mound. I want to work on spotting up a little better and just improving on the mound.”

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