Langham Creek HS grad Steven Hill goes deep for ninth time this year
Langham Cheek High School graduate Steven Hill hit his ninth home run of the year, but the Springfield Cardinals lost to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, 15-6, Friday.
On the season, Hill, a designated hitter, is batting .291 with 22 RBIs and those nine home runs.
Hill is a 2003 graduate of Langham Creek High School. He attended San Jacinto College and Eastfield College before playing two seasons (2006 and 2007) of Division I collegiate baseball at Stephen F. Austin. He appeared in 112 games over those two seasons at SFA batting .367 with 38 home runs and 117 RBIs. As a senior (2007), Hill batted .385 with 24 homers and 73 RBIs.
Hill was drafted in the 13th round (412nd overall) of the 2007 Major League Baseball draft by St. Louis. Through 2010 Hill appeared in 370 games in the Cardinals organization, advancing through the system to triple-A Memphis of the Pacific Coast League. He is a career .287 minor league hitter with 72 home runs and 259 RBIs. He made his Major League debut with the Cardinals on Aug. 15, 2010 and belted a solo home runs for his first big league hit. Hill was born March 14, 1985, in Houston.
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