Last summer, Burden was the league’s 4th best hitter after a 385/452/615 performance in 135 at-bats… and he also won the league’s home run derby at the all-star game. Ballstadt was also very good- he slashed 291/381/470 in 134 at-bats, and then went 5-9 in the playoffs.
In their current college season, Ballstadt is hitting 381/458/667 in 21 at-bats, with 5 runs, 6 RBIs, a double, triple, and inside-the-park home run, and a 3/3 BB/K ratio. Burden is hitting 318/348/545 in 22 at-bats, with 6 runs, 8 RBIs, and a triple and home run.
Both players will be in action this afternoon, when Piedmont starts the “Piedmont College Early Spring Classic.”