Cobb signed to play baseball with Talladega College on Monday. The pitcher, who played varsity baseball under coach Chad Slaten for three years, said he chose Talladega College for its proximity to home.
“I just wanted to keep playing baseball and be close to home,” Cobb said Monday. “I can live at home if I want. They’re just trying to get the program started, get it headed in the right direction. I just thought it would be good.”
Cobb played first base and pitcher for the Tigers. As a senior he struck out 46 batters in 38 innings of work on the hill. Slaten said Cobb was a strong pitcher all season.
“He’s had a really good year for us,” Slaten said before the playoffs started in April. “He’s been very consistent all year. He’s been throwing three pitches for strikes.”
Cobb said playing baseball at Childersburg helped prepare him for the college level.
“Coach, he played college ball so he knows what it takes to play on the next level,” Cobb said. “Playing for him, you had to produce to play, which is what you have to do in college. If you don’t produce, you’re not going to play. That’s how it was with Coach Slaten.”
Talladega College head coach Will Ramos said Cobb brings a lot of talent for the game as well as a positive attitude.
“The first time I saw him was in the All-Star game here in Talladega,” Ramos said. “I think he was playing first base. I liked what I saw there, but then I think he pitched and I liked what I saw on the mound. He has a great attitude. He’s a good student. That’s what we’re trying to bring here to the baseball team.”