Scout to Cook: Pick either slider or slurve
Scouts liked what they saw from Pepperdine right-hander Cole Cook against unbeaten and No. 1 LSU, but there are still big questions about him. A sophomore-eligible, Cook went seven strong innings, yielding three earned runs on seven hits and a walk. The 6-foot-6, 200-pound Los Angeles native racked up nine strikeouts along the way.
To read about why the 6-foot-6 Cole Cook needs to pick the slider or slurve (or develop another pitch) despite pitching well against No. 1 LSU, and why Ohio St. RHP Alex Wimmer might post an eye-popping pitching line Friday, you must be an ESPN Insider.