Slidell’s Corey Cousin Named Baseball Player of the Week (April 1-6)

by Hunter Bower // Managing Editor

Baseball Player of the Week: Corey Cousin, Senior, CF/P, Slidell High School

Stat Line (April 1-6): 2 GS • 2-0 • 14.0 IP • 3 H • 0 R • 21 K • 8-12 • 7 RBI • 1 HR • 5 RS

In a game where excellence on the diamond shines through, Corey Cousin of Slidell High School emerges as a beacon of talent, earning the prestigious Baseball Player of the Week honor presented by Visit Lake Charles. This recognition celebrates outstanding performance and contribution to the sport, and Cousin’s remarkable display both on the mound and at the plate sets him apart as a deserving recipient.

Throughout the week, Cousin showcased his versatility and skill, leading his team to three victories. His impact was undeniable, whether he was commanding the pitcher’s mound or swinging for the fences. As a senior utility player, Cousin’s leadership and performance were instrumental in Slidell High’s success.

At bat, Cousin proved to be a force to be reckoned with, tallying an impressive 8-for-12 record. His offensive prowess translated into seven runs batted in, including a powerful home run. Moreover, Cousin demonstrated his speed and base-running ability, crossing the plate five times himself, contributing significantly to his team’s run production.

However, it was Cousin’s dominance on the mound that truly distinguished him. Over the course of 14 innings, he delivered a masterclass in pitching, keeping opposing hitters at bay with 21 strikeouts and conceding a mere three hits. His performance was nothing short of dominant, as he secured two victories while maintaining a flawless ERA.

One particular standout moment came during a pivotal game against Northshore, where Cousin’s contributions proved decisive. Not only did he pitch a shutout, showcasing his command and composure on the mound, but he also delivered a crucial two-run homer, propelling his team to victory. This stellar performance not only solidified Slidell’s position in the state tournament but also underscored Cousin’s ability to rise to the occasion when it matters most.