50 for 50: Steve Binns, Baseball 1978-80
In 2021 LB celebrates the 50-year anniversary of its athletics program. Beginning in January, we will highlight people, teams and moments from the past five decades of Roadrunner Athletics. You can nominate a former athlete, coach, team, supporter or memorable moment from LB Athletics using this form.
The Early Years: 1969-1979
Steve Binns, Baseball 1978-80
Steve Binns was the starting left fielder on the Roadrunners baseball team in 1979 and 1980, leading the 1979 team to LB’s first-ever appearance at the NJCAA World Series. Binns helped the Roadrunners return to the NJCAA’s in 1980 as well.
A powerful presence at the plate, Binns hit .393 for his LB career and was an all-OCCAA All Star as well as 2nd Team all-Region 18 selection.
Binns received a baseball scholarship to Portland State University where he broke several Viking hitting records during his two seasons.
Binns graduated from PSU with a degree in Business and went on to become a senior financial consultant for Merrill Lynch in Portland, he has been a booster of LB Athletics.
Binns was inducted into the NWAC Hall of Fame in 1999.