Locals On SLIAC All-Decade Baseball Team

Three former Greenville University players are on the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s All-Decade Baseball Team.

The decade covers 2010 through 2019.

Those honored from Greenville are Stefan Neece from Greenville, Matt Leefers from Coffeen and Travis Ralls, from Florissant, Missouri.

After starring for the Greenville Comets, Neece joined the Greenville Panthers program. A SLIAC news release said Neece was the most dangerous hitter in the conference throughout his college career.

Neece was a senior first baseman in 2010, and was named SLIAC Player of the Year, in addition to being an All-America player for the second time. That season he set a SLIAC single-season record with 19 home runs.

For his career, Neece totaled 51 home runs, 212 RBIs and had a batting average of .402. He is a member of the SLIAC Baseball Hall of Fame.

Leefers, a right-handed pitcher for the Panthers had an outstanding season in 2010.

He was named conference Pitcher of the Year. Leefers’ season totals included an 8-4 record with six complete games and an earned run average of 2.31.

Ralls was a catcher for the Panthers and was selected as 2017 SLIAC Player of the Year. He was also an All-America player that season.

For his career, Ralls was a three-time SLIAC first team performer.

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