MARION, IL (KFVS) - The Southern Illinois Miners announced the contract of their right-handed pitcher Cory Cowsert has been sold to the New York Yankees.
Cowsert is expected to report to the Yankees Gulf Coast League affiliate on Thursday, June 16.
He leads the Miners with 19 strikeouts in 15 and a third innings this season. In 2010, he led the Frontier League with 13.5 strikeouts per nine innings. Cowsert is 3-0 with a 0.55 ERA and two saves in 11 relief appearances.
"I was really in shock," said Cowsert. "Words can't describe it. It's one of those things you want your whole life. Getting the opportunity, it's just phenomenal. Words just can't explain it."
Cowsert is the 17th Miner to sign with a Major League organization since the team began five years ago. The 23-year-old signed with the Miners last August straight out of Central Methodist University.
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