The original idea of founding a softball club for the girls was born out of the Rochester Hills Little League Softball program. For the years between 1998 and 2004, John Doroshewitz and Matt Mulville coached the Indians in the Rochester Hills Little League. We were always very successful and for the last 6 years we also managed the Rochester Hills Little League All Star team that participated in the state wide tournament as our daughters moved up in age in each year. We never failed to place out of the top 8 teams in the state winning the district and regional titles for 6 straight years. In our final year in 2004, we took the team to the State Semi-Finals where we lost in an extra inning thriller. This outstanding finish was further than any Rochester Hills Little League team, baseball or softball, has gone to this day.
The one advantage all the other Little League All Star teams had was they played on a travel team in addition to their local little league team. This enabled the girls to play together throughout the year at a much higher competitive level. The idea of having the girls play both Little League and those interested in a higher level of competition also play on a Rochester Hills travel team was taken to the Little League board. The local board did not want this to be part of their charter thus the idea of a local independent team was born.
It is with great pride when we see a Cobra team practicing/playing or see a car go buy with a Cobra sticker. We have many fond memories of the early days and are appreciative of the many dedicated parents and coaches who love the sport like we did and continue to support the club. Our girls have all graduated from college and many of them ended up playing softball in college. But all the girls from the initial team remember their time as Cobra as one of the highlights of their athletic career.