Cupp blasts 1st bomb as Dawson qualifies for regions
Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | May 6, 2019
Anchorage’s Cobey Cupp belted his first collegiate home run for Dawson Community College during the Mon-Dak Conference Tournament in Devils Lake, North Dakota.
The freshman shortstop hit a solo dinger in the fourth inning to pull his team within 4-2 in a game the Bucs lost 12-3 to Bismarck State College.
Dawson finished third in the tournament to secure a berth to the Region 13 Tournament, the first for the Montana school since 2016.
Cupp, a former Service Legion Post 28 infielder, finished the final seven games of the season with a .583 on-base percentage and .333 batting average.
He has played in 32 of his team’s 38 games and collected 10 RBIs and 20 walks.
Dawson also includes former Wasilla Legion Post 35 infielder Taylon Ottinger.
Ottinger has also pitched a little for the Bucs, posting a 1.85 ERA in five innings of work.
He’s one of only two players on the team with a strikeout and extra-base hit.
Ottinger’s first college hit this season went for a triple.
“This group of guys has been great to coach,” said Dawson skipper Phil McClure. “We have had our ups and downs, but everyone is really starting to buy-in to the process. I am proud of the guys and their competitive edge here toward the end.”