Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) It was a dream season for Corey Taylor.
The Vestal native was named conference player of the year as he set a new program record for homeruns and his team won a record 31 games.
But that dream had a nightmare ending.
Brendan O'Reilly tells us how the Bearcat senior has bounced back from that injury in this week's action sports spotlight.
This was the sound of Corey Taylor's season...
... but this was the sound of it ending.
A fastball to the face knock Taylor out of the America East tournament, but that wasn't the worst pain he went through.
" It took about six weeks was probably the longest six weeks of my life," says Taylor.
A month and a half of golf later, Taylor began working his way back.
" I did what I could start out slow light swinging light throwing that I was gradually able to work into working out full. And then swinging and throwing him and I feel like I came back stronger than ever," he says.
The injury hasn't left any scars either physical or psychological. Corey brushes it off as a freak accident. In fact, he says it's made him stronger.
" The main thing it taught me was don't take anything for granted. Those times I would come to practice a little down here listening to practice the guys to like to do baserunning or stretching or things like that. But it's honestly a blessing to be on the field everyday and I don't take anything for granted. I was just happy to be out there as much as I was. It could've been a lot worse if I get hit in the eye or hit in the head. I just try to count my blessings that it wasn't any worse," say Taylor.
That injury is also motivation to better what he did last year and finish what his team started. In Vestal Brendan O'Reilly action sports.