Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Kay Signs with Missouri State

Cory Kay signs with Missouri State
Kay signed to play for the Missouri State Bears. (Jim Cummins)
PALATINE, Ill. – After a successful year for the Harper baseball team, outfielder Cory Kay has signed a NCAA National Letter of Intent to continue his baseball career at Missouri State University.

After playing for the University of Houston in the spring of 2012, the Arlington Heights native and graduate of Saint Viator High School transferred to Harper College for his sophomore season and enjoyed great success as a Hawk. Kay hit .363 with two homers, 29 RBIs, 34 runs scored and a .441 OBP in 40 games.

Kay was a Second Team All-Conference and Second Team All-Region selection in 2013.  He also was an N4C Academic All-Conference athlete in his one year at Harper College.

Kay joins his second Div. I program in three years in the Missouri State Bears, who are coming off their third consecutive 30-win season after going 31-23 in 2013.

Head baseball coach Keith Guttin has established a standard of excellence at MSU in his 31 years, compiling a 1,063-675 career mark.

The Bears compete in the Missouri Valley Conference in an eight-team baseball conference with Illinois State, Wichita State, Creighton, Evansville, Indiana State, Southern Illinois and Bradley. 

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