2018 (Sophomore): Did not appear in a game after rehabbing from offseason surgery.
2017 (Freshman): Appeared in 15 games, making one start… Earned an 8.38 ERA in 19.1 innings of work… struck out 17 hitters while issuing seven walks… Made his first collegiate start against Princeton (Mar. 12), going 2.1 innings, striking out two batters in a victory… Struck out at least one hitter in 10 appearances… Season-high four strikeouts in his longest start of 2.2 innings against ETSU (Mar. 31)… Made four scoreless appearances from Apr. 22nd – May 4th… Went 2.1 innings, allowing just one hit and striking out two against Mercer (Apr. 30)… Worked an inning against Elon (May 2), striking out two batters without allowing a run… Logged two scoreless innings against VMI (May 7), getting a ground out and UNCG turned its second-ever triple play in school history.
Prep: Four-time letterwinner at Wake Christian Academy… Three-time Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Conference (TISAC) Player of the Year… Three-time all-TISAC… Twice earned all-state honors… Two-time Underclass Honorable Mention All-America selection by Perfect Game…In his senior season, hit at a .451 average with 10 doubles, two triples and five home runs… Swiped 13 bases… Earned a 6-3 record on the mound in 14 appearances… Struck out 107 batters in 72 innings pitched… Earned a 1.46 ERA… In his junior season, hit at a .526 average, with five doubles, a triple and five home runs…. Swiped eight bases… Earned a 4-4 record in 12 appearances on the mound… Earned 68 strikeouts in 52.2 innings… Earned a 1.59 ERA… Hit for a .506 average as a sophomore… Hit seven doubles, a triple and four home runs… Swiped three bases…. Earned a .929 fielding percentage… On the mound, went 404 in 12 appearances… Worked in 45.1 innings striking out 68 batters… Earned a 1.70 ERA… Played summer baseball with the Rawlings Prospects NC 2016 team… Member of the 2015 WWBA 17U National Championship All-Tournament Team.
Personal: Son of Chris and Anne Stephens… Born May 12, 1998… Undecided on major.
|SINGLE-GAME HIGHS [all-time ranking]:
Innings pitched: 2.2, at ETSU, Mar 31, 2017
Walks allowed: 4, Elon, Mar 07, 2017
Strikeouts: 4, at ETSU, Mar 31, 2017
Batters faced: 14, Princeton, Mar 12, 2017 ; at ETSU, Mar 31, 2017
Field chances: 1, Elon, Mar 07, 2017 ; at Elon, May 02, 2017
Assists: 1, Elon, Mar 07, 2017 ; at Elon, May 02, 2017
CAREER ALL-TIME RANKINGS:
Highest fielding pct.: t-1st (1.000)
|Position:||Infield/Right Handed Pitcher|
|Hometown:||Willow Spring, N.C.|
|High School:||Wake Christian Academy|