Santa Fe baseball coach Lonny Cobble earns 500th win
The Edmond Santa Fe baseball community did all it could to keep it a secret. They were so close before a parent congratulated coach Lonny Cobble before Friday’s game against Moore.
“Congratulations for what?” Cobble asked. Uh oh, cat out of the bag. Cobble earned his 500th win as the head coach of Santa Fe in a 12-1 win against Moore at Edmond North as part of the Edmond Classic.
Cobble’s wife, Terri, has been working on making the occasion special, and it still was a nice scene at North. T-shirts and cupcakes were given out. Edmond athletic director Mike Nunley distracted Cobble long enough for the team to dump the Gatorade bucket on Cobble.
Cobble really had no idea, he told me after the game. He said he remember getting his 400-win plaque but that he hadn’t really thought about No. 500 at all.
Cobble is definitely one of the good guys in high school sports (we have a lot of them). He was there when Santa Fe opened, and he doesn’t plan on leaving anytime soon.
He said he’s not normally nervous before any game, but when he was alerted about the 500-win plateau, he actually was nervous Friday.
But when you have players like Conor Costello, you can always relax just a little bit. The Arkansas signee came up huge in helping relieve the tension early. He made a great catch against the right field wall that he turned into a double play in the top of the first. Then in the bottom of the first, he notched a two-run triple.
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