Finished the 2003 season with a 3-2 record through 29 innings of work and had an ERA of 8.38...recorded 26 strikeouts and just seven walks...BIG 12...Concluded league play with a 1-0 record and a 7.98 ERA in five appearances...Made brief relief appearances five different times before getting his first career start against Texas A&M on March 23...struckout five Aggies and gave up just four hits in his first start....pitched a career-high 5 2/3 innings against Texas in his second career start and earned the win after allowing just four hits and two earned runs...pitched four innings of relief at New Mexico on April 29 and retired the final 11 batters of the game and 12-of-13 overall to pick up his third win of the year...tied a season-high with five strikeouts against Wofford in two innings of relief on May 9.
AT NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE
Enrolled at North Central Texas in the fall of 2000 after receiving a scholarship offer from coaches Kevin Darwin and Scott Harp...was named All-Conference in back-to-back seasons...tallied two one-hit performances his first season while maintaining a 2.63 ERA that year...helped lead his team to the 2001 JUCO World Series Championship with an overall record of 57-15....played in the Texas-New Mexico NJCAA All Star Game....academically he was named All-Conference in both seasons at North Central.
Played baseball and basketball at Class 4A Burkburnett High School...was coached in baseball by Mike Leach and in basketball by Danny Nix...was a four-year all-district selection and was team MVP...named Most Valuable Player at the Baylor Sports Care Classic and the Burkburnett Blacksox Classic...his junior year he was on the Sunbelt Texas All-Star Team...his junior season he had three 16 strikeout games and hit .450 as a senior...in basketball he was an all-district point guard...participated in National Honor Society and Student Council...graduated from Burkburnett in May of 2000.
Born on March 21, 1982 in Wichita Falls, Texas to parents Vern and Frankie...his father Vern is an aircraft mechanic while his mother Frankie is a certified nurse's assistant....has one younger brother Jarad (20)...currently a Marketing major and hopes to pursue a career as a corporate advertising agent.
GETTING TO KNOW COREY
Favorite Television Show: Everybody Loves Raymond
Favorite Televsion Channel: ESPN
Favorite Movie: Tombstone
Favorite Food: Steak & Potatoes
Favorite Actor: Edward Norton
Favorite Actress: Demi Moore
Favorite Singer/Musical Group: Pat Green
Favorite Major Leaguer: Mike Mussina
Favorite Major League Team: New York Yankees
Favorite Sportscaster: Harold Reynolds
Started Playing Baseball At Age: 5