College Profile: Kyle Ball
- Updated: January 14, 2021
Height/Weight: 5-foot-11, 185 pounds
Class: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Stratham, N.H.
High School: Exeter
Summer 2020: Saw action in 11 games for the DeLand Suns in the Florida Collegiate League. … Had six hits in 33 at bats and drove in three runs. … Also had four stolen bases.
2020: Started all 15 games, splitting time between second base and third base. … Hit safely in 11 of 15 games. … Had four multiple-hit games, including three against Ohio State (3/6). … Was hit by pitch three times in the game against UMBC (2/29), the most for any one player for Stetson since Brian Pruitt was hit three times against Nebraska on March 5, 2007. … Was named to the ASUN Academic Honor Roll.
Summer 2019: Was an All-Star in the New England Collegiate Baseball League for the champion Keene Swamp Bats, hitting .307 overall for the summer, including a blistering .450 during the playoff run. … Played in 46 games, posting six doubles and three home runs with 25 RBI while also scoring 30 runs. … Finished with 17 stolen bases.
2019: Saw action in 58 games, 53 as a starter. … Opened the season playing second base, but made the move to third base after Jonathan Meola went down with an injury. … Finished the season with 21 starts at second base and 32 at third. … Was tied for third on the team with 11 multiple-hit games. … Had a team season-best 10-game hit streak. … Got off to a slow start to open the year, with just on hit in his first 20 at bats. … Bounced back by hitting .500 (8-for-16) over the next five games, including the first of his three three-hit games against Maryland (3/8). … Also had three hits, and scored three runs, in the ASUN opener at UNA (3/29). … Followed up the following Friday with three hits and two RBI in the series opener against NJIT (4/5). … Hit his only home run of the year while scoring three runs and driving in three at Florida State (4/23). … Hit .342 (13-for-38) during his 10-game hitting streak. … Finished the season as the teams’ third leading hitter overall (.258) and leading hitter in ASUN play (.342).
Summer 2018: Was a member of the Florida Collegiate League champion DeLand Suns. … Posted a .287 average during the regular season with six doubles and 14 RBI in 101 at bats. … Also stole nine bases. … Played in both the All-Star game and the Prospect Showcase game.
2018: After seeing limited playing time for the first three months of the season, took over as the starting second baseman over the final month of the year, helping spark the Hatters on their 18-game win streak, hitting .245 during that stretch. … Saw action in a total of 25 games, 17 as a starter, with one start at third base and another at short. … Hit a team high .370 in regular season ASUN play in seven starts. … Had just one hit in the ASUN Tournament, but played flawless defense in the four games. … Has just two hits in 16 at bats in NCAA Tournament play. … Hit .381 as a leadoff hitter. … Has two triples on the year.
High School: Was a two-year letter winner for coach Kevin McQueen at Exeter HS. … Was an honor roll student his final two years. … Was a two-time All-State selection at shortstop and a two-time double All-State selection on the gridiron, earning those honors as both a quarterback and defensive back. … Helped the Bluehawks post a 48-11 record while he hit .350, scoring 55 runs with 12 doubles and 10 triples during his prep career … Helped his team to state titles in both sports. … Originally committed to play at the University of Maine but followed coach Steve Trimper to Stetson. … Spent his summer playing for the Boca Raton Blazers in the South Florida Collegiate League where he was the starting second baseman despite being the only high school player on the team.
Personal: Full name is Kyle Christopher Ball … Was born on March 30, 1999, in Rochester, N.Y. … Is the son of Christopher and Jennifer Ball. … Has one brother, Aiden Bly, and two sisters – Madeline Ball and Avery Bly. … Is a Communication & Media Studies major.
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