Former Wiley College Outfielder Erick Magee Taking Baseball To Next Level

After playing four years of baseball for Wiley College, outfielder Erick Magee, who went undrafted by Major League Baseball this past June, signed a pro contract to play professional baseball with the Trinidad Triggers.  Trinidad (Colorado) is in the North Division of the Pecos League, which is one of a number of independent baseball leagues across the nation.

Magee, who played in 144 games at Wiley during his collegiate career, was a major contributor for the Wildcats under head coach Kendrick Biggs. Magee was named to the Red River Athletic Conference second team and RRAC Player of the Week on February 29 this season.

Erick Magee’s final college season concluding this past May. In his last season with the Wildcats, Magee was named Offensive Player of the Year at the team’s athletic awards ceremony.  He hit .312 with 11 doubles, three triples and three home runs. As well, he drove in 33 runs, scored 32 runs and had a .478 slugging percentage.

In four years with the Wildcats, Magee posted a .291 batting average, .409 slugging percentage, hit 29 doubles, five triples, six home runs, recorded 76 RBIs and scored 74 runs. In the outfield, he recorded 217 putouts and 14 assists in four seasons.

Playing the outfield for the Trinidad Triggers, in 47 games this season, Magee is batting .360, has hit five home runs, ten doubles and has 32 runs batted in. His play on the field, especially at the plate, led to a Pecos League All-Star selection for the Northern Division Team this past July 11th.

As a youngster, Erick Magee had a real passion for baseball and wanted to spend all of his time on the field. He was one of those field rats who always was around a ball diamond and with the bigger kids who were playing. He had natural tendency from early on for potential in baseball. That recognition became even more clear when Magee made the journey to Marshall, Texas to play ball for Wiley from his home town of Alexandria, Louisiana.

This season has been a good start to Erick Magee’s professional career. He wants to continue to develop his baseball talent and has some high-reaching goals. For now, he’ll have to deal with teams from Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico and Texas, experiencing long bus rides, junk food and budget motels.

 

 

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