Saw action both on the mound and in the field as a freshman last season, but is expected to be strictly a member of the SDSU pitching staff this spring ... Competed for the Palm Springs (Calif.) Power during summer 2010 and was named to the SCCBL all-star team ... Went 3-0 with a 1.12 earned run average and also hit .327 ... Played during summer 2009 for the San Diego Show and was a member of the Braves Scout Team ... Listed at No. 13 in the 2008 California Underclass Showcase by Perfect Game ... Competed in the Perfect Game Rising Junior National Showcase in 2007.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2010
Saw most of his action as a pitcher in his first season at SDSU, but has also made played second, third and shortstop and served as the DH ... Made 14 appearances on the mound with seven of those coming in a starting role ... Moved into the role of No. 2 weekend starter for three weekends during the absence of Addison Reed ... Wins came against Wagner and Air Force ... Had a career-high of nine strikeouts in a game which he has set on three occasions: at Air Force April 9 (5 innings), vs. Wagner April 24 (7.1 innings) and vs. Air Force May 9 (7.0 innings) ... Struck out 50 batters over 47.1 innings ... Longest outing came in the start against Wagner on April 24 (7.1 innings) ... Recorded his first save vs. Utah on April 17 ... Second save came in the series finale against UNLV on May 22 ... As a hitter recorded his two hits in games against Oklahoma and Monmouth early in the season.
Was a four-year varsity letterwinner at Mission Bay High School in San Diego where he was utilized primarily at the shortstop position ... Played under coach Greg Farrar ... Batted .431 with seven home runs during his senior season ... Named to the all-Western League first team ... A San Diego Union-Tribune all-Academic Team honoree in 2009 ... Was a Cal-Hi Sports Stat Star of the Week after hitting a pair of home runs with four RBI in win over Madison HS ... Also played football and was named Most Improved as a freshman in 2005 ... Participated in school's Link Crew program in which members of the junior and senior class are trained to be Link Leaders who act as positive role models, motivators, mentors and teachers helping guide the freshmen with the transition to high school.
Corey William Black was born August 4, 1991 in San Diego, Calif. ... Son of Laura and Charles Black ... Enjoys all sports ... Favorite athlete is Ken Griffey, Jr. ... Also recruited by Oregon, Arizona State, San Diego and UNLV ... A kinesiology major with career plans in the field of physical education.