Brian Coburn has grown up quickly on the baseball diamond. He is one of the brightest and most talented young players in Lebanon County, and all of Central Pennsylvania, for that matter.
Coburn can hit, field, pitch and run the bases. He has – and continues to – do it all for the Palmyra baseball team.
This week, Coburn was again one of the key cogs in the Cougars’ on-going drive towards what would be an unexpected Mid-Penn Conference Keystone Division championship. The sophomore has contributed to Palmyra this season at shortstop, as a lead-off hitter and on the mound.
But with his humble attitude and calm demeanor, Coburn has also turned into a leader for the Cougars, despite his modest age.
After going 1-1 this week, Coburn and the Cougars sport an overall record of 13-3 and an 11-1 mark in the Keystone Division of the Mid-Penn.
From the top of Palmyra’s lineup, Coburn has hit at a clip well above .350. As a pitcher, Coburn has earned a victory in five of his six starts.
With Coburn showing the way, don’t be surprised if Palmyra makes some significant noise in the upcoming District Three Class AAAAA tournament.
– Jeff Falk