Played in 47 games with 43 starts to earn his third letter . . . started 31 games in left field but also earned starts in right field, at first base and as the team’s designated hitter . . . recorded three home runs and 19 RBI . . . drew 22 walks while striking out just 18 times in 188 plate appearances . . . logged a season-high three hits, including a home run, at Austin Peay (March 2) . . . also homered at Ohio (April 6) and Western Michigan (April 27) . . . logged a season-best two RBI on five occassions . . . earned a spot on the preseason Brooks Wallace Award watch list.
2006 (So.)Started 58 games to earn his second letter . . . led the team with a .347 batting average while logging 13 doubles, two triples, five home runs and 44 RBI . . . named to the All-MAC Second Team and the MAC All-Tournament Team . . . provided the game-winning hit against No. 1 seed Kentucky in the NCAA Regional (June 2) when he singled down the left field line to score the final two runs in the eighth inning of Ball State’s 3-1 win . . . helped the Cardinals advance to the MAC Tournament Championship game by homering in the eighth inning of the semifinal against Kent State (May 26) to send the game into extra innings . . . finished with 23 multiple-hit games, including four-hit performances at Dayton (April 11) and at Central Michigan (May 18) . . . also had 13 multiple-RBI games, including a career-best four RBI at Kent State (April 15) . . . compiled a 14-game hitting streak, the second-longest on the team, from March 25 through April 12 . . . in addition to batting average, finished in the top three on the team in slugging percentage (.498), on-base percentage (427), runs (42), hits (74), RBI (44) and total bases (106).
Played in 28 games with seven starts to earn his first letter . . . batted .186 in 43 at bats . . . posted eight hits, with a season-high two coming at UAB (Feb. 26) . . . added two of his four total RBI against the Blazers . . . scored one run on four occasions, including game-winning runs versus Akron (April 8) and at Western Michigan (April 22) . . . notched a .944 fielding percentage with 16 putouts and one assist.
Redshirted at Ball State.
Earned three letters in baseball for Coach Ray Cupps . . . two-time first team All-Central Buckeye Conference and Miami Valley Baseball Coaches Association selection . . . Champaign County Player of the Year as a junior . . . holds school records for hits in a season (48), singles in a season (33), at bats in a game (7) and hits in a game (5) . . . helped team establish records for runs in an inning (16) and wins in a season (23) . . . guided the Falcons to a district title and a regional runner-up finish as a senior . . . posted a 7-0 record on the mound, with 68 strikeouts and a 1.77 ERA as a senior . . . hit .431, with nine doubles and eight home runs his senior year . . . also earned three letters in football and one letter in basketball at Graham . . . played in the Springfield WBLY Summer League.
Majoring in business . . . born April 4, 1985, in Kettering, Ohio . . . son of Michael and Julie Rogers . . . has two brothers and one sister . . . full name is Justin Lee Rogers.