THE FREDERICK NEWS-POST
He wasn’t even a member of the travel team, yet the third baseman with the elbow brace may be one of the most valuable teammates Cole Lee has ever had.
Coached by Keith Gordon, Lee’s Mid-Atlantic Red Sox team was conducting an ordinary practice at The Bullis School in Bethesda two summers ago. A player from one of Gordon’s previous travel teams wanted to sharpen his skills after not having played for some time. So Gordon allowed him to log some practice reps with the Red Sox, and Lee saw him field his share of ground balls at third base.
Lee, then a rising junior at Linganore, immediately noticed the bulky elbow brace, which started above his right biceps and extended to his wrist.
“What was his story?” Lee thought.
About a month later, Lee found himself on a pitching mound in Georgia playing in a showcase tournament. Organized by Perfect Game, the wood-bat tournament attracted hundreds of college coaches and...