|10 Lance Ray
Will seek to become another immediate impact junior college transfer in the UK lineup, joining the likes for former first-team All-Americans Sawyer Carroll (2007-08), Sean Coughlin (2006-07) and Ryan Strieby (2006), a trio of players that all rank among the top prospects in their respective MLB organization ... Has an excellent swing, with the potential to be a middle-of-the-order bat and run producer ... Left-handed swing is well suited for the short porch at Cliff Hagan Stadium ... Will compete for playing time at first base and in the outfield.
Played in nine games with the Mankato MoonDogs, joining UK teammate Taylor Black in the Northwoods League ... Hit .200 (5-for-25) with four runs, one double, three RBI and three steals in his nine games.
Played two seasons for coach D.J. Whittemore at Western Nevada College ... Named first-team region and first-team Western District in 2009 ... Named second-team all-region in 2008 ... Hit .373 with 80 hits, 62 runs, 20 doubles, 12 homers, 52 RBI and 20 stolen bases in 2009 ... Batted .280 with 58 hits, 36 runs, 14 doubles, four homers, 26 RBI and four steals in 2008 ... Owns the career batting average record, and the single-season home runs and single-season runs scored records ... Led Western Nevada to a third-place finish at the NJCAA World Series ... Western Nevada finished 2009 as the Scenic West Athletic Conference Champions, a year after finishing second.
Two-year letter winner at Sierra Vista High School for coach Nathan Selby ... Hit .455 with 58 hits, 39 runs, nine doubles, seven homers and 35 RBI as a high school senior ... As a junior, hit .380 with 35 hits, 22 runs, eight doubles and 26 RBI ... Led team to the Southwest Conference Championship in 2006 and 2008 ... Graduated 15th in his 700 member graduating class, earning an advanced honors diploma.
Full name is Lance Gordon Ray ... Born September 2, 1989 in Las Vegas, N.V. ... Son of Gordon and Susan Ray.