Presbyterian Christians Ethan Alston is a new name for the Bobcats’ baseball program. Alston not only appears to be making an impact on PCS, but also with Tulane when he signed with Green Wave last Wednesday.
“It’s great to even be considered for such a great school as Tulane,” Alston said. I just want to thank (Tulane coach Travis Jewett), coach (Jay) Uhlman and coach (Daniel) Latham in Tulane for the honor of being considered for a chance to play at Tulane.
“It was very easy to commit. As soon as they started talking to me, they were helpful. They brought me in to see practice, games and stuff like that. When Tulane offered me, my mind was set. Being from Louisiana was like being away from home. ”
According to PCS coach Jarret Hoffpauir, he expects Alston to be an immediate impact for the Bobcats.
“He’s an infielder,” Hoffpauir said. “He will play many others, card stops and third depending on who throws. He is very versatile. He can run and has the potential to be a five-tool player. He is a fun kid to be around and exercise. He has been a good leader. He has stepped right in as senior manager. He has worked hard and we expect him to hit the top of the lineup and be a guy in the middle of the defense. We may even need him on the mound at times.
“He is a great baseball player, but he is a good person. He is a hard worker and the type of player you want on your team. ”
Alston is a transfer from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Louisiana. In his career with the Falcons, Alston hit .423 and made eight RBIs and three doubles. In his final season, Alston beat 0.500 through three games before the COVID-19 pandemic ended the season.
“My coach and coach Hoffpauir are good friends,” Alston said. “I went to St. Thomas Aquinas all my life, and only it was time to get to a different environment and different people. Coach Hoffpauir is a very good coach. I love him. It was a great move up here. They made it easy for me. For three hours a day I will work with coach Hoffpauir, and even on days when we can not get to work, he finds time for us to get to work. ”
For Alson, his main focus now is to be an important part of the PCS baseball season.
“I just want to contribute to PCS and help the team grow,” Alston said. “I want to be able to continue to improve myself and be the best person I can be on and off the field.”