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Sam Ballerini catching plenty of praise
Sam Ballerini started at second base as a freshman at Silver Lake Regional as he became acclimated to varsity ball. But his true position was behind the plate. A Patriot League all-star as a sophomore, and now a junior captain, the 5-foot-10 Ballerini has developed into the best catcher in the league, and instrumental in directing the Lakers (15-5, 10-3) to a share of their first league crown in 51 years.