Versatile Canton provided leadership for Odyssey

Korey Canton finished 4-2 on the mound and hit .351 during his junior season. (Photo provided)

By JOHN LIKANJE

Greece Odyssey senior Korey Canton increased his batting average, runs scored, hits total and RBI last season. The SUNY Fredonia commit went 20-of-57 (.351 batting average) from the dish with eight RBI.

Seven of the 20 hits accounted for extra bases (six doubles and a triple). Canton scored 11 runs and stole a pair of bases last year as well. With seven seven walks, the senior infielder produced an on-base percentage of .409.

On the mound, Canton sported a 4-2 record and fanned 58 of the 182 batters he faced in a team-high 43 2/3 innings. He allowed just one extra-base hit on the season, and opposing batters hit .288 against him.

In the Class B1 sectional quarterfinals, Canton hurled a complete game shutout on 90 pitches, allowing four hits, three walks and striking out six.

Last summer, the senior infielder played in the Upstate Baseball League (UBL).

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