Record-breaking hitter McCoy chooses ICC baseball
- Washington Community High School senior signed with Illinois Central College, where he will play baseball.
Washington Community High School senior signed with Illinois Central College, where he will play baseball.
McCoy, who will be a four-year starter in the spring, has a career batting average higher than .400, including a .444 mark as a freshman.
He is a three-time all-Mid-Illini Conference middle infielder, including first-team honors as a freshman and junior.
As a junior shortstop, McCoy rewrote the WCHS record books by hitting .564 with six home runs, 10 triples, 12 doubles and 50 RBI for the 27-8 Panthers.
He broke the school record for batting average held by Grant Escue, who played collegiately at Stanford and Bradley universities.
The 10 triples are the 11th most in a season in the history of the Illinois High School Association.
In addition to baseball, McCoy was a varsity starter on a Class 2A sectional-qualifying boys soccer team and currently is a starter on the state-ranked boys basketball team.
McCoy spent his summer playing for Escue’s Central Illinois Outlaws team.
ICC baseball head coach Brett Kelley said, “We are thrilled to get Mason. Players with his talent and drive are rare at any level.”