Kevin Glossner replaced Randy Belk as Charlotte Catholic’s head baseball coach after serving as an assistant coach the last seven seasons. He had big shoes to fill. Glossner took the helm following Randy Belk’s decision to step down after 38 seasons as the Cougars’ skipper.
The transition appears to have been relatively seamless. Belk built Catholic into a perennial power, and Glossner has sustained the program’s high level of success during year one of his tenure.
Catholic has jumped out to an impressive 10-4 (9-1 So. Meck 8) start to the season under Glossner’s guidance, and the Cougars are just a half game back from the top spot in the conference standings.
Senior shortstop Al Womack (.564 batting average), junior third baseman/pitcher Jack Pavlish (.441 batting average), senior catcher/designated hitter Hank Borda (.367 batting average), senior center fielder Matt Stevens (.324 batting average) and junior pitcher/outfielder Steven Cataldo (.632 batting average) give Catholic a bevy of big-time hitters.
Cataldo, sophomore pitcher Jack Wicker, freshman Landon Ryals, senior Aaron Mitchel and others make for a solid pitching staff.
Catholic has the pieces to contend for the league title, which it has already proved. The Cougars will get another crack at Providence on Friday, April 28 after falling to the Panthers 12-2 on March 28. However, Ardrey Kell will be ready for revenge against Catholic on Tuesday, April 25 after the Cougars edged the Knights 3-2 in extra innings March 24. The road won’t be easy, but Catholic seems to be ready for the challenge.