Steven Hill named to Southland's 2000s All-Decade team.
June 13, 2013
Former Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack first baseman Steven Hill(2006-07) was named to the Southland Conference 2000's All-Decade team on Thursday, the league office announced.
Hill, a native of Houston, Texas (Langham Creek HS), played two seasons with SFA and had a superb 2007 season in which he was named the SLC Player and Hitter of the Year while being named first-team all-conference. That season Hill led the league in home runs (24), total bases (184), runs (71) and slugging percentage (.818). He was also fourth in the conference in batting average (.387) and third in RBI with 73.
Hill had a superb freshman campaign as well, batting .348 with 14 home runs and 44 RBI while playing and starting in all 54 games.
In his two year career at SFA, Hill batted .367 while playing in and starting all 113 games and totaling 159 hits, 33 doubles, 38 home runs, 117 RBI and 318 total bases. The first baseman slugged .732 and also drew 74 walks, helping increase his overall on-base percentage of .456.
After his sophomore season, Hill was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 13th round of the 2007 MLB amateur draft. The then 25-year old rookie was called up on Aug. 15 in 2010 and homered in his very first big league at bat against the Chicago Cubs.