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Former Baseball: Former Cajun Promoted to AAA – Corey Coles

Corey Coles played with the Cajuns from 2001-2003 and was drafted by the NY Mets.
Former Cajun Promoted to AAA
Baseball  07/25/2007  Courtesy RaginCajuns.com
NEW ORLEANS-Former Ragin’ Cajuns baseball standout Corey Coles was promoted to the New York Mets’ Triple-A affiliate, New Orleans Zephyrs.  Coles played with the Cajuns from 2001 until he was selected by the New York Mets in the fifth round of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft.


“It is definitely a good experience,” Coles stated.  “It has been a long time since I have played baseball in Louisiana.  I get to see my parents a lot more now and I get to see my wife and daughter, too.


“I am getting phone calls for tickets from my friends back home,” remarked Coles. “I am getting playing time which is good, and I am excited to get a chance to play in front of all of my friends who don’t mind driving over to New Orleans.”


Coles led the Florida State League in batting at .341 and tied for second with 156 hits in 124 games with Class A Advanced St. Lucie. He also had a home run, 45 RBIs, 21 stolen bases and 65 runs scored.


The Lafayette native put together a 13-game hitting streak from Aug. 5-18. Coles also hit safely in 12 straight games from April 19-30. He recorded 47 multi-hit games.


Coles batted .369 (31-for-84) in 20 games in July, going 4-for-5 with one run scored on July 17 vs. Jupiter.


He was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and three RBIs on May 9 vs. Fort Myers.


Coles was named a Florida State League Mid-Season All-Star, as well as, a Post-Season All-Star in 2006. 


“It is always good for our program when players not only get to the Minor Leagues, but work their way up in an organization,” UL head coach Tony Robichaux commented.  “He is right there and the next step is Major League Baseball. 


“We really believe Corey can make that step.”


With the Cajuns, Coles was a two-time First Team ABCA All-South Central Region selection.  He led the Cajuns in 2002 and 2003 in batting average and paced the team with nine homeruns in 2003. 


Coles remains one of just seven players to hit three homeruns in a single game as he accomplished the feat on April 26, 2003 at New Orleans.