Cal baseball catcher named semifinalist for Buster Posey Award

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Cal baseball’s Korey Lee has been recognized for his prowess behind the dish, being named one of 14 semifinalists for the Buster Posey Award, an accolade given to college baseball’s best catcher.

Lee is in the final days of what has been a breakout season, currently slashing .333/.409/.612 (batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage) with 13 home runs and a team-high 51 RBI, all of which are career highs.

The backstop has especially hit well when facing the nation’s best. In 13 games against ranked opponents this season, Lee is batting .408 with three home runs and 11 RBI and has recorded at least one hit in every contest.

Lee has also been among the best at controlling the opposition’s running game, throwing out 12 of 25 attempted base-stealers, tied for second most in the Pac-12.

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