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06/07/2018

Stephen Born Named Academic All-American for Third Straight Year

First-ever Midshipmen baseball player to earn honor three times

05/24/2018

Naval Academy Announces Major Athletic Award Winners

Stephen Born wins the NAAA Sword for Men

05/24/2018

Naval Academy Announces Major Athletic Award Winners

Stephen Born & Jenna Collins receive the Swords

05/21/2018

Navy Defeated in Finals of 2018 Patriot League Baseball Championship

Mids fall by a score of 5-3; Liam Lowery with sixth inning home run

05/20/2018

Mids Drop Game One of Patriot League Championship, 8-5

Knowles’ homer in fifth ties game at 2-2 before Army scores six unanswered

Career Statistics | Game-by-Game Statistics: 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

Career Honors:

• First Team All-Patriot League (2016 - DH)
• Patriot League All-Tournament Team (2016)
• Patriot League Player of the Week (2/28/17)
• Patriot League Rookie of the Week (4/20/15)
• CoSIDA Academic All-American (2016: 3rd Team-DH, 2017: 3rd Team-OF)
• Academic All-Patriot League Team (2016, 2017)
• Patriot League Academic Honor Roll (2015, 2016, 2017)

Career Highs:
Runs: 3, five times, MR: at Delaware State (3/22/17)
Hits: 4, at Delaware State (4/15/15)
RBI: 5, at Delaware State (4/15/15)
Stolen Bases: 2, three times, MR: vs. Bucknell (4/30/17
Hit Streak: 12 games (4/1 - 4/19/15)

2017 (Junior) 
• 2017 Third Team CoSIDA Academic All-American; one of just three Mids in program history to earn the national honor twice: Bob Dishman (1984, 1985) and Mike Leeney (1985, 1986)
• 2017 First Team CoSIDA All-District II
• Hit .282 with 41 runs scored, 55 hits, 12 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 37 RBIs over 52 games (all starts); additionally, he stole nine bases and fielded his position at 1.000 mark (88-88)
• Amongst his Patriot League counterparts, ranked fifth in runs scored, seventh in RBIs, ninth in stolen bases and tenth in doubles
• Had 15 multi-hit games (11-2 hits and 4-3 hits), while recording multiple RBIs on eight different occasions with two RBIs in four games and three RBIs in four games, as well
• Hit in the three-hole in all 52 appearances with 41 starts in left field and 11 in right
• Patriot League Player of the Week on March 1 in recognition of his play versus Air Force as he hit .500 (7-14) with six runs scored, three extra-base hits and three RBIs over four games
• Longest hit streak in 2017 was a five-game run from March 29 to April 3, that came directly after a 15-game streak of reaching base safely from March 4 to March 25; during that run he reached base via hits 12 games, walks twice and a hit by pitch once
• Went nine-of-10 in stolen base chances for a .900 success rate, second on the team amongst those players with five or more attempts
• Powered home runs versus Air Force (2/25) and CCSU (3/10)
• Scored three runs in contests against Air Force (2/24) and at Delaware State (3/22)
• Hit .313 (20-64) against LHP, .267 (35-131) versus RHP and .317 (38-120) with runners on base

2016 (Sophomore) 
• Hit the second-most doubles on the team with 14 and posted the third-best RBI total with 38
• In the Patriot League, finished in the top-10 in five categories: fifth in hits (65), sixth in runs scored (41), sixth in RBIs (38), seventh in doubles (14) and eighth in walks (26)
• Combined for 19 extra-base hits (14-2B, 3-3B, 2-HR)
• Ranked third on the team with 18 multi-hit and nine multi-RBI games, respectively
• Hit .278 (10-36) over nine games in the postseason (PL & NCAA) with a home run and four RBIs
• Ended Game One of the Patriot League Championship series versus Holy Cross with a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Mids a 2-1 win
• First home run of the season at North Carolina A&T (2/21)
• Posted a seven-game hitting streak (4/23-5/1) and reached base in 15 straight games (3/27-4/16)
• After reaching .300 on April 10, his batting average never dropped lower than .293 over the final 29 games of 2016
• A consistent middle of the order threat, his longest hitless streak was three games and eight at bats; had hits in 40 of 58 games
• Hit in the 3-4-5 portion of the lineup in 50 of his 55 starts with 38 appearances as DH, 11 in LF and six in RF
• Hit .340 versus LHP, .299 versus RHP and .308 with runners on base

2015 (Freshman)
• Before earning a regular starting role he was a top option off the bench with 14 substitute appearances (second-most on team); played in 34 total games
• Named Patriot League Rookie of the Week on April 20 for five-game set versus Delaware State and Lehigh in which he hit .579 (11-19) with three or more hits in three games, eight RBIs, two doubles and a home run (the first of his career at Lehigh on 4/18)
• Sidelined for three weeks due to an injury in conference play, but came back versus Lafayette in the Patriot League semifinals
• Had eight multi-hit games, including a season-high four at Delaware State (4/15)
• Posted a 12-game hitting streak from April 1 to April 19; raised his batting average from .304 to .439
• Extended streak of reaching base by a game with a walk in game two on April 19
• In 16 of his 20 starts, he found himself hitting in the middle of the batting order; 10 starts as cleanup, three in five-hole and three in six-hole
• Ranked second on the team with a .426 batting average (26-61) against right-handed pitching
• Hit a team-high .421 (16-38) with runners on base, in addition to a .407 mark with runners in scoring position

High School
• Three-year letterwinner at Conestoga High School for head coach John Vogan
• Recognized on the All-Southeastern Pennsylvania first team in 2014, as well as on the All-Central League first team in 2013 and 2014
• Named team MVP in 2014
• Served as team captain as a senior
• Helped Conestoga reach the PIAA Class AAAA state finals in 2014

Personal

• Son of Scott and Meg
• Twin brother, Andrew is an outfielder on the Davidson College baseball team
• Enjoys fishing and kayaking as hobbies
• Member of the National Honor Society and Student United Way
• In addition to his brother, five other teammates at Conestoga are playing D1 baseball: Col. Of Charleston IF Tommy Richter ’18, Georgetown OF Austin Shirley ’18, LIU-Brooklyn IF Andrew Turner ’18, Hofstra LHP Jake Bufo ‘19, Elon IF Ryne Ogren ’19, while LHP Brendon Little (UNC / State College of Florida-Manatee) was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the first round of the 2017 MLB draft


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