35  Corey Kemp
Corey Kemp

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Franklin, Tenn.

High School:
Centennial

Last College:
Young Harris

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 241

Position:
C

Birthdate:
02/24/1986

Experience:
1L

B/T:
R/R


Intelligent catcher that receives and blocks well behind the plate ... Extremely accurate with his throws ... Very productive clutch hitter ... Named one of three captains for 2008 season T.J. Hose and Drew Schieber) ... 2007: Named to the Chapel Hill Regional All-Tournament Team ... Started 53-of-60 games played (30 at catcher and 14 at 3B) ... Batted .267 (52-for-195) with five home runs, 41 RBI, 14 doubles and 32 runs scored ... Recorded 13 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI games ... Drove in a career-high four runs against Tulane (4/1) going 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored ... Against Rice (4/8) had his lone three-hit game finishing 3-for-4 ... Owned a personal-best 10-game hitting streak (3/17-4/1) where he batted .351 with two homers and 10 RBI ... Drove in at least three runs in five games ... Three of his five home runs came against nationally known pitchers: Wes Roemer (Cal State Fullerton), Ben Grisham (Memphis) and Shooter Hunt (Tulane) ... Also hit home runs against UCF and Western Carolina ... When starting behind the plate, ECU was 23-16 and 10-4 when playing at the hot corner ... Had six game winning RBIs: Radford (3/13), Marshall (4/13-game 2), Southern Miss (4/29), Houston (5/4) and UCF (5/11 and 5/12) ... Established career-highs in at-bats (5 - seven times), hits (3 vs. Rice), runs (3 vs. Memphis), RBI (4 vs. Tulane) and home runs (1 - five times) ... Lone stolen base of the season came against Marshall (4/13) ... Posted four games with at least 10 putouts ... Committed seven errors in 310 chances, recording a .977 fielding percentage ... Batted .267 against right-handers (40-for-150) and lefties (12-for-45) ... Ranked second on the team with a .355 average (33-for-93) with runners on base ... When runners were in scoring position, he batted a team second-best .379 (25-for-66) with three home runs, six doubles and 38 RBI ... Drove in nine RBI when batting in the fourth and eighth innings ... Batted .429 in the eighth frame with nine hits, two doubles and a home run ... Played in 22 league games sporting a .308 average (24-for-78) with three home runs and 23 RBI (most on the team) ... Outside of league play, hit just .239 with two home runs and 18 RBI ... Preferred playing at home (.227, 3 HR, 24 RBI) than on the road (.196, 1 HR, 12 RBI) ... Collected two hits and drove in one run in the C-USA Tournament ... At NCAA Regionals, led Pirates with a .556 average (5-for-9) ... Smacked a pinch-hit three-run home run that spear-headed a dramatic 9-8 win over Western Carolina (6/1) ... Slugged a team-best 1.333 in his three games played ... Junior College: Played for Rick Robinson at Young Harris College in 2006 ... Named to NJCAA Regional All-Tournament Team ... First-team GJCAA All Conference selection ... Batted .393 with four home runs and 45 RBI ... His 25 doubles ranks first on the YHC single-season charts and eighth on the schools all-time charts ... Also ranks fifth on the single-season hits charts (86) and batting average charts (.393) ... While at Tennessee Tech (2005), batted .286 with six round trippers and 25 RBI under Matt Bragga ... Named Preseason Newcomer-of-the-Year ... High School: A four-year letter winner as a catcher and third baseman for coaches Rob Baughman and Kevin Whittington ... Two-time team captain (junior and senior) ... Earned all-district, all-region, district all-tournament and all-county honors as a senior ... Hit .447 with nine home runs and 39 RBI ... His power gained the respect of opponent pitchers, allowing him to draw 25 intentional walks ... Named Region Catcher-of-the-Year, Most Valuable Player in the district and district tournament, Offensive Player-of-the-Year in the district and county Player-of-the-Year ... As a junior batted .391 with six home runs, 46 RBI, two stolen bases and had a .477 on-base percentage .. Named District Player-of-the-Year and tournament MVP ... Earned the second of three all-district honors ... 2003 TBCA Invitee ... First-team All-Williamson County selection ... Received two letters in football as a fullback and defensive lineman ... Four-year Honor Roll student ... Drafted in the 45th round of the 2004 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates ... Personal: Full name is Corey Lynn Kemp ... Born February 24, 1986 in Peoria, Ill. ... Son of Rick and Catherine Kemp ... Has two siblings (Ashley and Anthony) ... ... Majoring in communications ... Two-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll recipient (Fall '06 and Fall '07) ... Named to Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll (2006-07).

CAREER HIGHS - at-bats: 5 (seven times, last vs. Tulane 5/26/07); runs: 3 vs. Memphis (3/24/07); hits: 3 vs. Rice (4/8/07); RBI: 4 vs. Tulane (4/1/07); home runs: 1 (five times, last vs. WCU 6/1/07); stolen bases: 1 vs. Marshall (4/13/07).