Clevenger continues to crush the ball for College of Desert

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Mar 3, 2013

Compared to what he did a year ago, Cory Clevenger of Anchorage is twice the player in half the time.

The sophomore first baseman leads College of Desert with a scorching .383 batting average through the first 15 games of the season in the California Community College Athletic Association.

The former Dimond High all-star has 23 hits in 60 at-bats. He also leads the team in runs [13] and doubles [5] and is second in RBIs [8].

Tonight he went 2-for-5 with two runs and an RBI in a 7-1 victory over Rio Hondo. In the ninth inning he singled to score high school teammate Dylan Lauwers of Anchorage.

Clevenger hit just .226 as a freshman in 30 games.

In half the number of games this year he has already scored more runs [13-11] and nearly matched his doubles total [5-7].

One thing never changes – his phenomenal plate discipline.

Clevenger started the season with a 12-game hitting streak and he has just 9 strikeouts in 166 career at-bats.