- position C/OF
- height 6-1
- Weight 205
- class Freshman
- Hometown Elkhorn, Neb.
• Three-Time First Team All-State (2021, 2022, 2023)
*Years of Eligibility Remaining: 4
Appeared in 10 games for the Saugerties Stallions of the Perfect Game Collegiate League…Batted .417 with five runs scored and six RBI in 24 at bats…Drew as many walks as strikeouts…Reached base safely in nine of 10 games played and had a .933 OPS with five steals.
Perfect Game ranked him the No. 290 overall and No. 25 catcher nationally…Prep Baseball Report ranked him No. 381 nationally…Both major services had him as a Top 5 recruit in Nebraska…Played for Branden Dahl at Elkhorn South…Led team to 2023 district title…Three-time First Team All-State selection…Also played football.
Full name is Eli James Small…Born in Blair, Nebraska…Son of Jon and Jayme…Has an older sister, Cami…Dad played baseball at Wayne State…Taught Sunday School with his mother for five years…Major is Business Marketing.