Two Michigan Center student athletes have signed to attend Glen Oaks. Cardinals baseball players Jordan Cooper and Andy Piloske will now be playing for the Vikings in Centreville, Michigan.
JTV Sports | May 31st, 2019 | Gabriel Schray
Jackson, Michigan– Two Michigan Center student athletes have signed to attend Glen Oaks and play baseball for the Vikings. The Cardinal baseball players, Jordan Cooper and Andy Piloske will now be playing in Centreville, Michigan. Jordan Cooper both pitches and plays first base. Andy Piloske plays second base. Both of them will now be playing same positions at the next level. Cooper is in a rare situation, where he’ll be playing both.
Piloske is currently hitting an impressive .384. That figure is good for 10 doubles and 3 triples on the year. Cooper is hitting .493 overall. Good for 11 doubles and five home runs, as well as a total of 36 RBIs. He has pitched 52.2 innings and maintains a record of 9-1. With 80 total strikeouts, he currently has a 1.72 ERA.
“Andy and Jordan have been key contrinuters to this program for the past few years,” said HC Jerry Slack. “It’s a great day when two student athletes can realize their athletic dream and continue their careers at the next level”
Slack has coached alongside Scott Chase, head coach of Glen Oaks. From 2006-2008 they were in the same dugout. Chase is entering his second year at the helm for the Vikings. Chase has over 25 years of experience. He most recently had coaching stints at Hillsdale High School and fellow conference foe Jackson College. Chase has coached successful teams throughout his career, winning districts eight times, league six, regionals four, and state champions twice, in 2007 and 2009.
This year the Cardinals hold a record of 22-5. They defeated Lumen Christi 14-0 in the previous round of the District 82 Regionals. They now will face 20-15 Stockbridge tomorrow morning at 9am.
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