|Steve Ballas 44
GENERAL:...A walk-on, transfer from Coastal Carolina who adds depth to the Saints' infield...A solid offensive presence who will compete for a starting spot at first base.
AS A SOPHOMORE...Selected Second Team All-MAAC. ...Enjoyed a breakthrough season, batting .282 while starting 22 of the 33 games he appeared in...Batted .357 on the Saints southern swing, including a 3-for-4 performance at South Alabama (3/7)...Belted two home runs and collected four RBI in first half of doubleheader at Canisius (5/1).
AS A FRESHMAN...Appeared in 15 games, drawing two walks and scoring once in 18 plate appearances...In a pinch hitting role against Florida St. he smacked a double down the left field line.
ROSSI ON BALLAS..."Steve showed he is capable of big things last season. This year we will ask even more from him, as we search for offensive production."
STRENGTHS...Power, Bat Speed