Former Meridian Community College standout Corey Dickerson received a call Thursday night that completed his dreams of reaching the highest level in professional baseball. Dickerson will now see his dream come true as a member of the Colorado Rockies after being promoted to the Major League Baseball level late Thursday evening. Dickerson will join the Rockies in Washington D.C. Friday night to be on the 25-man roster for its series against the Washington Nationals.
Dickerson started the 2013 season with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, a Triple A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, and has led the club in most offensive categories throughout the season. Dickerson was batting .386 with nine home runs, and 38 RBI’s before being promoted to the MLB level. Dickerson will join the Rockies who are currently 37-37 overall and just three games back in the National League Western Division race behind the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants.
Dickerson played at Meridian Community College from 2009-2010 and helped guide the Eagles to a Region 23 Championship in 2009. Dickerson was also selected as a member of the 2010 NJCAA All-American Team and led the nation in home runs at one point during his sophomore season with the Eagles. The Brookhaven, MS native was an 8th round selection of the Colorado Rockies in 2010.