SUMMER BASEBALL: Canton Grad Corey Lee Spending His Off-Season Playing For BC Heat (2012-07-07)
Corey Lee, who recently completed his very successful freshman season
as a relief pitcher for the Misericordia Cougars baseball team, is spending the summer playing in the Elmira Corning Adult Baseball League. Lee plays for the Bradford County Heat, coached by Athens’ Trent Patton.
The Heat are currently 9-5, good for second place in the six-team league.
Lee has thrown ten innings this season, with fourteen strikeouts and only two earned runs surrendered.
While getting a chance to throw against some good competition was a goal of Lee’s this summer, the chance to get some at-bats has him obviously excited. And for good reason, as Lee is currently batting .600 for the Heat, with twelve hits in twenty at-bats.
”I’m pretty happy with my batting right now”, Lee says, adding, “It’s a wooden bat league, and I haven’t hit live pitching since fall baseball!”
Four of Lee’s hits have gone for extra bases, with a home run, a triple and two doubles. As gaudy as his .600 batting average is, Lee boasts an even better on-base-percentage, at .680, by reaching base on two errors and having been hit three times. Lee has also driven in ten runs for the Heat, who trail only the squad from Ithaca in the ECABL standings.
You can read more about the ECABL at their website, HERE.