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Coles Rolling With The Punches

Corey Coles has a batting title on his resume

Corey Coles struggled in his first professional season three years ago, and after doing well in Brooklyn the following year, struggled to find consistent playing time in the Hagerstown outfield last year. Continuing to roll with the punches entering this season, Coles has had a career year and he has helped St. Lucie into the Florida State League playoffs.

"I'm thrilled," Corey Coles said of his 2006 season. "We're in the playoffs, I'm hitting the ball well, and we're still winning. Overall I'm pleased with what we're doing so far." Coles, who hit .341 with 26 doubles and 21 stolen bases while batting in the top third of the lineup most of the year, won the Florida State League batting title. He credits his consistent playing time and...

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