Circleville’s Cox to play for Lincoln Trail

Circleville senior Carsen Cox recently decided to play baseball for Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Illinois. Cox earned second-team honors last season in the Mid-State League Buckeye Division.

Question: Talk to us about the recruiting process that you went through, how many schools that you looked at and what made Lincoln Trail the right fit for you?

Answer: I had a couple schools look at me along the process but fell in love with the coaching staff and the school in general which ultimately made me choose Lincoln Trail as the right fit for me.

Circleville senior Carsen Cox recently decided to play baseball at Lincoln Trail. Carsen is seated with his parents Bryan and Erin Wickline. Standing are Carsen’s brother, Caeleb Cox, and CHS baseball coach Brian Bigam. Photo courtesy of Circleville City Schools.

Question: What would you like to major in at Lincoln Trail?

Answer: Lincoln Trail is a Juco, so I’ll complete my undergraduate studies there and then transfer to a bigger school hopefully in the next year or two. I want to go into physical therapy after graduating college though so my major will end up being Exercise Science.

Question: What has led to your success in baseball? What are your strengths as an athlete and what are a few areas you’ve had to work at the hardest to improve?

Answer: My velocity and command of my fastball has led to my success as a pitcher, as well as my off speed being pretty good. The areas that I still need to work on however is my stride length and just my recovery from my elbow surgery.

Question: What is your favorite brand of glove you use?

Answer: Wilson. I just love how it fits and the designs that they come up with. They never disappoint.

Question: Is there a baseball player that you look up to and try to emulate?

Answer: I’d have to go with Clayton Kershaw. He is my favorite player with being a lefty and also being on my favorite team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, so it’s hard to not look up to him. 

Circleville’s Carsen Cox pitches in a game last season.

Question: Favorite meal?

Answer: Steak and mashed potatoes

Question: Favorite place to eat out at?

Answer: Chipotle 

Question: Favorite musical group or genre?

Answer: Rap

Question: Favorite pro baseball team?

Answer: Los Angeles Dodgers

Question: Favorite movie?

Answer: Moneyball 

Question: What is your most valuable possession?

Answer: My gloves, I pretty much don’t let anyone else touch them.

Question: Favorite holiday?

Answer: Christmas, get to spend time with all my relatives from Illinois and Florida.

Question: Hobbies?

Answer: I love the gym and am in there working on my strength whenever I can.

Question: What is the best vacation you’ve ever been on in your life?

Answer: Going to Clearwater, Florida with my family.

Question: Favorite memory from the Circleville Pumpkin Show?

Answer: Just hanging out with friends walking around town experiencing the different types of food.

Question: What do you see yourself doing 10 years from now and living if life goes as you intend?

Answer: Doing physical therapy with a wife and family of my own.

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