“He’s been a starter since he was a freshman. We had some growing pains early on just him learning the speed of the game, but he’s rally matured and he works really hard. He’s a good example to our younger kids,” said Mobile Christian baseball coach Talley Haines.
Ethan Hearn’s Mobile Christian career is coming to an end.
“I always grew up watching my cousins play ball here, so I always knew I wanted to be a part of it,” said Hearn.
Now as a senior, Hearn is looking to help the Leopards win back-to-back state titles. Last weekend the catcher went 4-5 at the plate and drove in 6 RBI in a playoff series sweep of Clarke County.
“You just lock in at the plate and focus on what your plan is, on what you want to do up there,” said Hearn. “Everything goes quiet when you’re locked in on one pitch.”
“It makes it easier on the other guys, some of them get better pitching because they know he’s coming up,” said coach Haines.
Hearn’s senior leadership is big for this Mobile Christian team.
“You know if you’re catcher is a leader, it really takes a lot of pressure off the other guys. He’s able to look out and see the defense and see where the other guys are,” said coach Haines.
And the Leopards are confident they have what it takes to bring a state title back to Mobile.
“We think we’re as good as we were last year,” said Hearn. “Everybody believes we can win a state championship. I don’t have any doubt in our mind that we’re going to do it.”