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#40 Ross Steedley
Position: Catcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 195
Year: Graduate
Hometown: Granite Quarry, N.C.
High School: East Rowan
Alma Mater: Charlotte
Graduating Year: 2011
Experience: 3 Years
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At Charlotte - 2012: Preseason All-Conference First-Team by College Madness.com... Started 20 games, 18 as the catcher, with his playing time limited by minor injuries during the season... Led the team in the early going with three home runs, his career-high total... Finished his career with a .324 batting average... Finished the year 5-for-8 against left-handed pitching (.625)... Athletic Director's List (fall).

2011: All-Atlantic 10 First-Team, All-A-10 Tournament... Led team with .342 batting average... Had healthiest season, appearing in 44 games, with 40 starts, including 37 as catcher... Played in 20 of 24 conference games... Registered 18 multi-hit games (second-most on team), driving in more than one run in a game seven times, including a career-high four RBI at La Salle on May 14... Never went hitless in three consecutive games all season... Nine-game hit streak was tied for second-longest on team for the season... After 1-for-4 day to start season, pulled average above .300, a level that it never dipped below the rest of the season... Athletic Director's List (fall), Dean's List (spring).

2010: Made five starts and 18 appearances coming back from a year off from the field... Tied career highs of two hits and two runs in road game at Richmond on May 21, his first start at catcher for the season... Tied career high of a home run and two RBI with first career pinch-hit homer in home win over North Carolina Central on April 21...Set new career high of hits in five consecutive games from May 18-28... Led team in pinch hits (6), pinch-hit RBI (4), pinch-hit slugging percentage (.818) and pinch hit appearances (13).

2009: Redshirted, did not play... Athletic Director's List (spring).

2008: Appeared in 23 games, making 23 starts, all but one (DH) at catcher... Started Charlotte's first game of season... Recorded first career run in that game, reaching by walk and recorded six putouts and one assist defensively... Was 1-for-1 in three pinch-hit appearances, drawing two walks... Delivered first career extra-base hit, a double, as part of first multi-hit day (2) in home win over High Point on March 8... Hit first career home run in first at-bat of home victory over Xavier on April 12... Had first multi-RBI game that day, driving in a second run that day with a sacrifice fly... Had second multi-RBI day and first multi-run performance in record-breaking win at Massachusetts on April 19... Finished season with career-long four-game hit streak, with two hits in each of his last two games... Raised season batting average 41 points in last four games, up to .281... Athletic Director's List (fall, '07).

At East Rowan All-Conference and All-County, Rowan County Player of the Year in 2007... State Games Participant... Team MVP (also played quarterback on football team).

Personal - Parents are Roxanne and Derry Steedley... Brother Spencer played at Charlotte as pitcher/outfielder, 2004-07 and drafted by Minnesota Twins... Graduated with a B.A. in Communication Studies in May, 2011... Enrolled in graduate classes towards a Masters of Liberal Studies at Charlotte starting fall semester of 2011... Birthday is July 26.





STEEDLEY, Ross

Year avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb so sb-att
2008.... .281 23-20 64 14 18 1 0 1 7 7 16 0-0
2010.... .387 18-5 31 3 12 0 0 1 5 4 2 0-0
2011.... .342 44-40 158 22 54 9 1 2 31 8 20 0-1
2012.... .294 21-20 68 8 20 4 0 3 15 3 10 0-0
TOTAL... .324 106-85 321 47 104 14 1 7 58 22 48 0-1
 
SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Hits: 4, Wagner, 3/3/12
Doubles: 1, 14 times
Triples: 1, Harvard, 3/19/11
Home runs: 1, 7 times
Total bases: 5, 4 times
RBI: 4, at La Salle, 5/14/11 ; at Xavier, 4/1/12
Runs scored: 3, at Massachusetts, 4/29/11
Walks: 2, Coppin State, 2/20/11
Hit by pitch: 2, Saint Peter's, 2/18/12
At bats: 6, Missouri, 2/27/11 ; at Massachusetts, 5/01/11
Putouts: 16, at Wake Forest, 3/22/11
Assists: 4, UNC Asheville, 3/4/11 ; Dallas Baptist, 3/16/12
 
ALL-TIME RANKINGS:
Most putouts: 24th (493)
Highest batting avg.: 27th (.324)
Most times hit by pitch: t-40th (10)
Highest slugging pct.: 49th (.439)

SINGLE-SEASON RANKINGS:
Most putouts: 49th (263 in 2011)


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