The Carroll Dragons varsity baseball team — off to a 10-11 start this season — are looking to gain some momentum heading into the final stretch of the season.
A big part of their future rides on the shoulders of senior starting pitcher Cutter Sippel.
“I believe that Cutter Sippel has stepped up the most for us after coming back from a serious arm injury in 2018 he has performed at an extremely high level and been our most consistent and effective starting pitcher,” said head coach Larry Vucan.
The left hander’s hard work and determination to rehab and get back on the field has set the tone for the rest of the team to follow.
“Cutter has distinguished himself because he has had to reinvent himself and has done so while performing at the highest level,” said Vucan. “He has dealt with adversity and has gotten stronger.”
The coaching staff noted how proud they are to have a consistently hard working athlete who leads by example every day.
“He makes no excuses and just is consistent in his approach and work ethic,” explained Vucan. “He keeps his highs low and lows high. Very proud of him.”
The Dragons’ ace hopes to continue his baseball career at the next level next year but also understands the importance of furthering his education.
“Cutter expects to pitch D1 or JUCO Baseball next year,” said Vucan. “His goals are to exchange his passion and talent for a college education. His first concern is to earn a degree from a D1 school.”
As Carroll enters the season’s stretch run, for now Cutter will just enjoy his final months of high school.
Despite their 10-11 overall record, the Dragons have a league record of 2-1 as they are currently sitting in second place in the 6A Region I District 5 baseball standings. Last season they were the Texas 6A State Champions.