Meet the 'Jackets: Curtis Mobley

Photo courtesy of Nicholas Mebruer
Lebanon sophomore Curtis Mobley slides into third base during a high school baseball game last season at Oley Scott Field.


Coming off a solid freshman season at the varsity baseball level, sophomore Curtis Mobley is hoping to carry the success he had from his first year into the 2018 season.

Last year, Mobley appeared in 14 out of 22 possible games and hit .293 with six RBI’s and ten runs scored.

As a team, the ‘Jackets finished the 2017 season with a 13-9 record and lost to the Hillcrest Hornets in district play.

Mobley said that this season he is hoping the team could get over the hump of four consecutive years without a district title and bring one home this spring.

Lebanon will open up their season with a jamboree at Marshfield High School today at 4:30 p.m.

The Lebanon Daily Record recently caught up with Mobley to talk to him about the upcoming baseball season.

LDR — What are your strengths are on the baseball field?

Mobley — My strengths are my speed, athleticism, and knowledge of the game of baseball. I have had the opportunity to play some competitive baseball, and that has given me experience at many positions in the infield.

LDR — What are some things you have worked on to try and improve during the offseason?

Mobley — This offseason I have worked on my bat speed and pitching. I have never really been a power hitter or a pitcher but worked on both this winter.

LDR — Was it hard for you to adapt to varsity baseball as a freshman last year and what are some things you learned that will help you this season?

Mobley — It wasn’t too hard to adapt, and it is the same game no matter what so I just need to play the game like I always have.

LDR — Who are some individuals that have had an impact on your baseball career?

Mobley — Brad Smith, one of my coaches when I was younger, is someone that has really had an impact on my baseball career. He has helped me become the infielder that I am today.

LDR — What are the main differences in this years team compared to last year?

Mobley — There are fewer upperclassmen on this year's team, and that is different. The sophomore class is going to need to step up, and we are ready for that challenge.

LDR — Who is a baseball player you try to model your game after?

Mobley —  Dansby Swanson for the Atlanta Braves. He is a good shortstop who makes great plays and has a lot of determination.

LDR — Is there any specific game that you're looking forward to this season?

Mobley — Not any particular game. I am just ready to get things started and see what we can do.

LDR — What is your favorite baseball memory?

Mobley — Hitting a grand slam my freshman season last year.


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