Chase Freeman helps Cooper baseball sweep Abilene Wylie, move to Region I-3A semifinal
WOODROW — Cooper baseball coach Terry Baxter had a surprise for Chase Freeman just before the playoffs started: After writing Freeman’s name into the No. 9 spot in the lineup for nearly two full seasons, Baxter decided to make the junior middle infielder the Pirates’ leadoff hitter.
Freeman downplays the move, but he produced last weekend. In seven at-bats, he had a single, two doubles, a triple, drove in four runs and scored five, helping Cooper sweep Abilene Wylie 7-4 and 13-0 in the Region I-3A quarterfinals.