Hill Selected in 13th Round by St. Louis Cardinals

June 8, 2007

NACOGDOCHES - First-team All-America selection, and 2007 Southland Conference Player of the Year, Steven Hill was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 13th round of the 2007 MLB Amateur Draft Friday afternoon. He was the 412th overall selection.

Hill finished off a stellar senior season by earning first-team All-America honors and being named 2007 SLC Player and Hitter of the Year. Hill was among the nation's leaders in home runs, finishing the season with 24. He finished year leading the conference in home runs, slugging percentage, runs scored and total bases, and finished third in the league with 73 RBIs.

Hill leaves SFA as the school's all-time leader in hits, doubles, triples, home runs and RBIs. He is also among the school's all-time leaders in on-base percentage, slugging percentage and stolen bases.

Hill became the second SFA player to be drafted in as many seasons. Pitcher Brian Steinocher was taken in the 21st round (No. 643 overall) by the Boston Red Sox last season.



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