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#17 Kaila Ballard

Position: IF
Height: 5-5
Bats-Throws: R-R

Class: Junior-Redshirt
Hometown: Norwalk, Iowa
Major: Elementary Education / Physical Education; Minor: Coaching

Previous School

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Northwest Missouri State

2009: Redshirt season (inj.)

2008: Started 52 of 54 games (27-3B, 18-SS, 7-2B) … hit .276 with two home runs, 29 RBIs and 15 runs scored … third on the team with 11 doubles … drew 27 walks (third in the MIAA) … fourth on the team with a .396 on-base percentage … had 11 multi-hit games and nine multi-RBI games, including a career-high five vs. William Penn (2/23) … got her first career triple vs. UMD (3/30) … Academic All-MIAA member … MIAA Commissioner's Honor Roll

2007: Started 39 of 43 games at third base … hit .299 with four home runs, seven doubles, 17 RBIs and 24 runs scored … ranked fifth in the MIAA in walks per game (0.44) … second-highest average amongst first-year student-athletes at Northwest … had eight multi-hit games, including two games with three … hit .389 (7-for-18) during a six-game hitting streak early in the year … had seven hits in her first 10 at bats … tied a school record by hitting two home runs vs. Truman (4/4) … also had three RBIs and three runs scored in that game … fourth on the team with an on-base percentage of .397 … had three homers, 10 RBI and 11 runs scored in MIAA play

Norwalk High School

First-team all-state shortstop as a senior ... earned second-team honors as a junior ... earned all-conference honors as a junior ... graduated with a career batting average of .375 and a fielding percentage of .975 ... also competed in tennis and basketball ... was a participant on the 2005 Iowa State Championship team and the 2006 all-state team ... national honor society member

Personal Bio

Born May 17, 1988 ... daughter of Doug and Kathy Ballard ... has a brother, Doug Jr., and a dog, Cherokee

Career Stats

Year Avg. GP/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO OBP SF SH SB/ATT PO A E FLD%
2007 .299 39/39 117 24 35 7 0 4 17 54 .462 17 2 28 .397 0 1 0/0 33 76 7 .940
2008 .276 52/52 152 15 42 11 1 2 29 61 .401 27 3 38 .396 0 4 0/0 71 97 9 .949
Total .286 91/91 269 39 77 18 1 6 46 115 .428 44 5 66 .396 0 5 0/0 104 173 16 .945