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Baseball was added to Crosspoint in the 2012 school year. That inaugural year, we won one game and ended with a 1-11 record. It was truly a great milestone at Crosspoint to begin a baseball program and be able to field a baseball squad. These athletes work very hard drilling in preparation for games. They sweat, endure pain, receive criticism, and are praised on a job well done. They experience defeat and, at times, victory. They laugh and, at times, cry. They learn what it means to be part of a team and that they must rely on one another to succeed. They are learning what life will be like, and what their walk will be like as Christians -- depending on each other and our Heavenly Father.
About the Coaches
Head Baseball Coach
Jared Hogan has been coaching for Crosspoint since the baseball program began in 2012. Coach Hogan received an associate degree in teaching from East Central College in 2009 and a bachelor of science in criminology from Missouri State University in 2011. His previous athletic experience includes twelve years of playing baseball, coaching Upwards basketball for several years, and serving for three years as referee MSHSAA basketball. Hogan says he coaches because, "I enjoy hanging with, coaching, and mentoring the kids...and I miss playing baseball!"
Assistant Baseball Coach
Erik Howard joined Crosspoint's coaching staff in 2012. He is a graduate of Evangel University, where he received a bachelor of science degree in physical education with a concentration in middle school math. Coach Howard earned a scholarship to run cross country at Evangel during the 2006-2007 school year. Before coming to Crosspoint, Howard was Assistant Men's Softball Coach for Evangel Temple's men's slow-pitch team from 2007-2011. When asked why he coaches, he responds, "I coach because I really enjoy seeing students play the games that I love, watching them improve in different skill areas, and seeing them grow together. Sports have always been a huge part of my life and I am glad and blessed that I get to be around it all."
Assistant Baseball Coach
Mike Hopkins officially joined the CCS coaching staff as assistant soccer and baseball coach for the 2016-2017 season after serving as their statistician for many years as well as taking on other supporting roles. Coach Hopkins is a 1986 graduate of Marietta College, where he earned a bachelor of arts in media management, and a 2004 graduate of Webster University, where he earned his MBA. When asked why he coaches, he said, "I help out because I enjoy being around the players and because I think that the head coaches should get to focus on being leaders. My hope is that my assistance with the grunt work allows them more time on the important job of helping shape our young men."