Brody to the Bevill State Bears

Winfield pitcher Brody Cook (center) is shown signing with the Bevill State Bears on Sunday, July 25. Shown with him are (seated, from left) his mother, Tara Cook, and his father, Chris Cook and (standing, same order) coaches Jake Elkins, Tanner Smothers, Alan Smith and Derek Rhodes. [Contributed]

By Scott Johnson
General Manager

Winfield – The Winfield Pirates’ all-star lefty pitcher, Brody Cook, has signed to pitch for the Bevill State Community College Bears.
Cook, 18, who is the son of Chris and Tara Cook, is a 2021 Winfield City High School graduate. He has two brothers, Connor and Jack Hayden.
In his senior season, Cook pitched 79.1 innings his senior year, finishing the season with a 12-3 record, one save, six shutouts and an earned run average (ERA) of 0.35 and four earn runs total. Cook gave up 10 walks, recorded 116 strikeouts and posted a .744 walks plus hits per inning pitched (WHIP).
He led the Pirates in wins, complete games and ERA in 2019 and 2021. He also led in strikeouts and innings pitched in 2021.
He recorded a .348 batting average. Cook finished his high school career being named multiple times to the Journal Record All-Star Baseball Team, a Marion County Baseball Tournament champion and named to the All-State Second Team. He set three Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) records for his .353 ERA, six shutouts and a streak of 27 1/3 innings without giving up a run. Cook was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Future Business Leaders of America and Key Club. He also competed in cross country, basketball and golf, where he was named to the All-Marion County, All-West Alabama Conference (WAC) and Fayette Invitational All-Tournament golf teams.
In light of the milestone, Cook says he wants to thank his family, friends, teammates, coaches and, most importantly, God.


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