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CHS freshman Coop Cooper, on his way to playing four baseball games in a weekend. (Ken Cooper photos)

Baseball is taking Coop Cooper across the USA.

The Coupeville High School freshman spent Halloween weekend in Las Vegas, but never had a chance to try the blackjack table.

Instead, Cooper was busy playing in the 32nd annual Desert Fall Classic, participating with the Cascade Baseball Club — a U16 squad which pulls players from Whatcom, Skagit, and Island counties.

During his time on the Vegas diamond, the Wolf hardball ace played four different positions across four games.

Cooper brought the heat on the mound in his tourney opener, coming on in relief against a team from Minnesota.

Cascade trailed 4-0 and the bases were juiced with just one out when he took the ball, but the CHS hurler shut down the rally, and gave his team a chance to rally.

Cooper finished with three strikeouts, while scattering a trio of hits across 4.2 innings of work.

Cooper brings the high, hard cheese.

Cascade also faced off with teams from Vegas, Colorado, and Washington state, with Cooper playing second base, third base, and left field.

He smacked three hits in the tourney, with two of the base-knocks coming against Colorado.

When Cooper takes the field for Coupeville High School next spring, he’ll already be a veteran, even as a freshman.

He played high school ball as an 8th grader and was named Pitching MVP and Most Improved by Wolf JV coaches.

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