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Pearce Posting Power Numbers

Steven Pearce

First baseman Steven Pearce selected in the eighth round of the 2005 draft is putting up some impressive power numbers in the Pirates minor league system. Pearce,23, began the season at Class A Hickory and in 41 games with the Crawdads hit .288 with 12 home runs and 38 RBI.

He was promoted to Class A Lynchburg in the Carolina League on May 24. In 36 games with the Hillcats he is batting .265 with seven home runs and 32 RBI. Pearce is pleased with the season he is having so far. "I'm just fortunate the way things are going right now," Pearce stated. "I just hope to keep it going in the future. I started off pretty hot in the home run department, but I sort of hit a...

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