Bignall Making Big Impact For UALR Trojans As One Of NCAAs Best Home Run Threats

by Chris Bahn  on Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2012 10:57 am  

Outfielder Sean Bignall has already set the single-season home run record for UALR. He's got 16 through 40 games and is among the country's top home run threats. (Photo by Nelson Chenault)

This story is from the archives of ArkansasSports360.com.

There was a time Sean Bignall just wanted to make a Division I baseball roster.

Bignall accomplished that last year. Now he’s working on being the top home run hitter in the country.

UALR's senior outfielder set a single-season Trojans record on Tuesday with his 16th home run of the year. He entered the week at No. 3 nationally and is now again leads the country in home runs.

Through 39 games he has 16 home runs, a .351 batting average, .733 slugging percentage with 46 runs scored and 51 runs batted in for UALR.

Bignall joined the Trojans last season from Northern Oklahoma College Enid. In an interview with Enidnews.com Bignall said he was just hoping for a shot at Division I baseball while in junior college.

UALR gave him that shot last season and he struggled with a .244 batting average. He hit only two home runs as a junior.

“I have been seeing the ball real well,” Bignall said. “I want to go out with a bang. As long as I continue to work hard and play every day knowing I did the very best I could, everything else will take care of itself.”

Currently, the Trojans are No. 6 nationally with 46 home runs. UALR (20-20) hosts Louisiana-Lafayette in a three-game series that begins Friday.

 

 

 

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