ODU Hall Of Famer Wiley Lee ('87) Wins Second State Title
June 12, 2011
CHANTILLY, VA.- Former ODU Baseball standout and Hall of Famer Wiley Lee ('87) captured his second Virginia AAA State Baseball Championship as head coach of Great Bridge High with a 5-3 win over previously unbeaten South County, 5-3 on Saturday. Lee was also named District Coach of the Year.
ODU signee Mike Perez, South County's All-Region catcher homered in the fourth inning. Perez also had the game-winning hit in the State Quarterfinal game against Nansemond River in their 12-11 come-back victory. In all, Perez had two homers and five RBI. Perez was also named co-Player of the Year in teh Patriot District.
Lee was inducted into the ODU Sports Hall of Fame in 1994. He was one of the best base-runners and infielder's in ODU history. Lee stole a then school-record 120 bases in 132 attempts and that mark still ranks second all-time in Sun Belt Conference history.
As a freshman, he had 42 steals and hit .355 with 42 rbi's. He earned first-team Freshman All-American honors. That year, the Monarchs were 50-11 and won the Sun Belt Conference title. In 1986, Lee was a member of the U.S. national squad where he started at second base. Lee stole 40 more bases as a sophomore and 38 in 1987. He was a three-time All-Sun Belt performer, and ranked second at Old Dominion with 12 career triples, fourth in career hits with 231 and second in career runs scored with 193.
Lee was drafted in the fifth round by the California Angels in 1987, where he was selected to minor league all-star teams in both the California and Texas leagues. He graduated with a degree in distributive education and marketing.
He later returned to Hampton Roads to teach and coach at the Middle School and High School levels.