Northwestern Oklahoma State University catcher, Dan Coury, has signed a professional baseball contract with the Gulf Coast League Braves, an affiliation of Major League Baseball’s Atlanta Braves.
After finishing his junior season for Northwestern, Coury went on to play for the New Bedford Bay Socks of the New England Collegiate Baseball League in New Bedford, Mass. Just weeks later, he found himself signing with the Rookie League Gulf Coast Braves of Kissimmee, Fla. as a catcher.
“It is nice to see Dan’s hard work payoff and watch him obtain his goals,” remarked Northwestern head coach Ryan Bay. “He came to Northwestern with two goals; to graduate and play professional baseball. He shows what talent and hard work will bring.”
Coury plans on finishing his health and sports science degree at Northwestern Oklahoma State University.
The junior catcher from Fall River, Mass., led Northwestern in home runs with 18 and was second on the team with a .428 batting average. He tied for the team lead with 63 RBI and had 15 doubles and a triple. Coury led the team in slugging .855 and was named to the Sooner Athletic Conference second-team all-conference squad as a catcher.
Wed, July 8, 2009
by Ryan Hintergardt