Cooper Cross joins the Sweets by way of Reno, Nevada. The 5’11 lefty brings a rare combination of speed and power to Walla Walla. Cross is a very athletic outfielder who primarily sees himself working in Center Field. Cross is currently attending IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Cross is the youngest of the three outfielders and the only one to not play collegiately come this summer. Cross plays at one of the strongest athletic programs in the country IMG Academy, so he is no stranger to playing top-tier competition at a young age.
“I think I’ve gotten a little hint of that at IMG (because) we do play baseball every day,” said Cross “ So I think that having that background will help me a lot going into the summer league”
While Cross is one of the younger members on an already youthful Walla Walla squad, Cross says that he’s not really bothered by the possible age gaps in the West Coast League.
“I think I’m going to go in there trying to prove it, age isn’t really something I’m concerned with I know I can compete with the older guys.” Said Cross, “I think it’s going to come down to who’s more competitive and who's putting the work in”.