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April 17, 2014

Five questions with Cody Robbins

NEDERLAND — Something special happened this past Tuesday night for Nederland baseball coach Cody Robbins.

    On the night his Bulldogs defeated the Port Neches-Groves Indians, 1-0, to move into a three-way tie for first, Robbins had a personal milestone set.

    The victory was No. 200 in Robbins’ career. The best thing about it was he never once mentioned it to anyone after the game. He was more focused on putting the spotlight on his players.

    Today we celebrate Robbins’ achievement by giving readers an insight into the head coach.

    GP: When starting out as a rookie coach did you ever think 200 wins would be in your future?

    CR: As a rookie head coach, you are only looking for win No. 1 and then win No. 2 and so on.

    GP: Which is a stronger feeling — the disappointment of a loss or the thrill of a victory?

    CR: I have to say the thrill of a victory.

    GP: Who are a couple of the best opposing players you can remember having to face as a coach?

    CR: Jay Bruce (West Brook), Cameron Dishon (Bridge City), Clayton Elhert (LC-M), Brandon Belt (Lufkin Hudson) and Allen Harrington (PN-G) just to name a few.

    NOTE: Bruce is now an outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds; Dishon plays at Ole Miss; Elhert went to Texas A&M; Belt played for Texas and Harrington starred at Lamar. Yep, not a bad list right off the top of Robbins’ head.

    GP: What one game can you remember that had you on the edge of your seat in the dugout?

    CR: Both Port Neches-Groves games in 2013.

    NOTE: The Indians won the first affair, 2-1, after scoring a run in the bottom of the 11th . Nederland flipped the script in round two and scored two runs in the bottom of the 12th to win, 3-2.

    GP: Admit an embarrassing moment you have had on a baseball field either as a coach or player?

    CR: I took down coach Delbert Spell when I was rounding third base in 1992 up in Jasper. Also, when Cy Ranch did a hidden ball play on us in a preseason tournament in 2010.

    Tune in next Friday when we issue another round of questions.

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