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Former Leopards pitcher enjoying professional Canadian baseball success

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Former Banks County pitcher Cody Ebert picked up a big win on Sunday for the Okotoks Dawgs of Alberta, Canada. The Dawgs are now 9-4 with Ebert’s second win, just 1.5 games behind in the Western Major Baseball League’s Western Division.

Ebert is 2-0 in his second summer season with the Dawgs, after going 1-0 with a 4.61 ERA in 13 games last season. This time, Ebert is a starter, standing at 2-0 with a paltry 0.73 ERA in three starts, striking out 19 batters in as many innings. He’s shown excellent control, walking just four.

Ebert was a Banks County Leopards pitcher in 2011 and 2012 as a freshman and sophomore before transferring. He went on to Edmond, Oklahoma for his final two years of high school before playing college ball at Pratt Community College from 2014-16 and Columbia College in 2017 and 2018.

In 2018 at Columbia, Ebert went 5-3 with a 2.96 ERA in 13 games (10 starts), striking out 38 in 48.2 innings pitched. His 2017 junior season was phenomenal, as we was a perfect 10-0 with a 4.06 ERA and 68 strikeouts. He also threw two complete games and one shutout in his 13 games (all starts). He tossed a no-hitter as well in 2017 against Morthland College. His Columbia College totals were a 15-3 record and 3.61 ERA, combining for 106 strikeouts.

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Ebert played club ball for the Oklahoma City Sandlot, and his father played at the Major League Baseball level with the San Francisco Giants.

The change for Ebert to Columbia from Pratt was huge for the right-hander, as he struggled at Pratt CC in his sophomore 2016 season, going just 2-7 with an 8.81 ERA. While he struck out 48 batters in 47 innings, he also walked 38.

The 22-year-old has traveled the continent so far, going from Georgia to Oklahoma to Kansas for his junior college ball and finally to Missouri to finish college. He played a summer for the LaCrosse Loggers in Wisconsin and two summers now with the Canadian team in Okotoks.

Ebert was also scouted by many Division-I programs, and his devastating slider and 96-mph fastball has made him a tough assignment for opposing hitters.

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