The Enid High School Baseball team has continued to improve throughout this season. Just after the midway point in the 2021 season, the Plainsmen are finding their grove and Jake McCool is a big part of that success.
Jake has played baseball for the Plainsmen since middle school and has had his sights set on starting for the Plainsmen the entire time. His motivation was then, and still is, to be the best he can be every day when he shows up to practice or games. That motivation had paid off, as he is currently the 1st baseman and plays in the outfield for the Plainsmen. The starting position is one he has had to work hard and be patient for. His advice to upcoming athletes is to “work as hard as you can every day.”
This past year has been different for everyone to say the least, and for athletes around the world, including Jake, it is just another challenge in their lives. “This year I have learned that you can’t give up no matter how bad things seem.” Jake goes on to say that being an athlete has helped prepare him for this type of event. “Being an athlete has made me a better person because it has taught me how to be self-disciplined in many different situations.”
Jake plans on extending his academic and athletic career at Northwestern Oklahoma State University where he will play baseball and pursue a degree in Business. Coach Gore, the Enid High head baseball coach adds that “Jake has had to work very hard to get to where he is at today.”
We look forward to seeing Jake continue that hard work and play at the next level. He will continue a long tradition of Plainsmen baseball players doing great things beyond high school.
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