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BVT’s Magill earns spot with Johnson & Wales Baseball

Corey Magill set three program records at Blackstone Valley Tech this spring. Courtesy photo

College commit follows stellar high school career

By Chris Villani

Blackstone Valley Tech graduate Corey Magill said it did not take long for him to decide that Johnson & Wales University would be the place for him to continue his baseball and academic career.

“I scheduled a recruiting camp at Johnson & Wales and I did the tour and, as soon as I was done, it felt like home,” he said. “I couldn’t be more excited.”

Magill was a driving force behind a Valley Tech team that advanced to the start tournament before exiting in the first round. But the Beavers set some program records this spring, several of them tied to Magill. He finished his BVT career as the program’s all-time hits leader with 98 and also set Valley Tech marks for most doubles and RBIs.

“It was an awesome season,” he said. “We were bummed with the first-round loss, but it was one of the best seasons I could recall. Those guys on that team are my brothers for life.”

Magill hopes to find a new brotherhood at Johnson & Wales. 

“From what I have seen, it seems like the Johnson & Wales baseball program is a winning environment with good people and good coaching, that’s what made it for me,” he said.

An infielder, Magill said the current starting third baseman for the Wildcats is a senior, which could potentially open up a spot for Magill early in his college career. He said coach Kevin Casey, a Milford High graduate and former Milford Legion player, told him his role will be to get better and to be prepared to show up and work hard.

Magill is playing with the Franklin legion program this year, so he will get four games per week of at bats against live pitching. He also plans to spend a lot of time in the gym.

“Going from high school to the college level, these guys are all good and know what they need to do to win,” Magill said. “I am going to focus on my game but also put in the time to get my strength up to compete at the next level.”

In addition to baseball, Magill is looking forward to studying business communications, a longtime area of interest. He is also eager to live in Providence, a much larger city than his hometown of Bellingham.

“There are a lot of opportunities,” Magill said. “And I am excited to take advantage of them.”