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Former Liberty Infielder Just Named Northern League Rookie of the Year

September 17, 2007
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Former Liberty second baseman Michael Just was named the Northern League Rookie of the Year.

Former Liberty second baseman Michael Just was named the Northern League Rookie of the Year.

Former Liberty University and current Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks second baseman Michael Just has been named Northern League Rookie of the Year. The honor is voted on by the league's managers, radio announcers and local media.

Just, who played for the Flames from 2003 to 2006, finished the season as the top defensive second baseman in the independent Northern League with a .990 fielding percentage. He also finished the year seventh in the league in batting with a .336 average. In 91 games at second, he led Fargo-Moorhead in batting average, doubles (24) and stolen bases (20), while committing only five errors in the field.

The RedHawks acquired the second baseman on from the River City Rascals of the Frontier League in mid-May, where he had hit .317 in 52 games. For his professional career, Just has a .327 batting average.

A native of Woodcliff Lake, N.J., Just was a three-year starter at second base for the Flames. In 206 career games, the second baseman hit .328 with 151 runs scored, 110 RBI and 46 doubles. In his senior season, Just led the Flames in hitting with a .379 average and set a single season school record with 94 hits.