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January 26, 2014

Roo battery inks next level commits

— By GREG WEBB

A pair of Weatherford High School senior student-athletes took care of some long-awaited business recently, dispensing of some paperwork just in time to concentrate on a couple of other things — the rest of their high school scholastics, and their final  Roo baseball season.     

Cory Bynum and Andrew Healy have signed on the dotted line, setting up the next level of their respective student-athlete careers.

Healy will continue his career at Paris Junior College, though the senior cites his home for the next couple of years will be like — well, home.

“Paris is very similar to Weatherford,” Healy said. “Their courthouse is on the square and the rest of the town, with its businesses and restaurants, is set up very similar to here.

“Even the Paris ballfield is set up just like here. It’ll be like home.”

Bynum, who is looking forward to at least a four-year stint at McMurray University, expressed similar sentiment for his impending move to Abilene.

“[Abilene] is a nice town and I felt comfortable with the surroundings,” he said. “I also really liked the coaching staff, so I can see myself being there for a while.”

With their commitments, both of the Weatherford residents are fulfilling a strategic stage of an overall dream, regarding their love for the game.

“I’ve really dedicated myself to baseball since my sophomore year,” said Corey, the son of Mike & Diane Bynum. “I decided than that I wanted to keep playing past high school and go as far as I can.”

After going to a showcase event held in Plano, Bynum got a couple of invites for tryouts. After a visit to Longview, which he described as a good one, McMurray called. After a bullpen session, the McMurray staff offered the WHS senior a reliever spot that day.

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