Stephen Copeland

Stephen Copeland

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Keizer, OR

High School:
McNary HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 180

Position:
RHP-IF

Birthdate:
02/14/1981

Experience:
3V

OREGON STATE: One of 17 returning lettermen and 11 returning starters this spring ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: “Stephen is consistent. He’ll give us a quality start and great mound presence.” ... among OSU all-time career leaders, tied for fifth in saves (5) ... (2002) Pacific-10 All-Academic first team for second straight year ... saw limited action at second base ... among Pacific-10 leaders through end of regular season, tied for second in starts (17) ... 2 or fewer walks in 9 of 17 starts ... 3 or fewer earned runs in 9 of 17 starts ... March 29-May 11, 3-1 record, 3.75 ERA in 7 games; 6.2 innings, 6.0 hits, 2.1 walks, 2.3 strikeouts per game ... May 11 at California, no decision; 8.1 innings, 4 hits, 1 run (0 earned), 4 walks, 2 strikeouts ... May 4 at Washington State, earned win; 7.2 innings, 7 hits, 6 runs (5 earned), 3 walks, 1 strikeout ... April 27 vs. Stanford, no decision; 7.2 innings, 6 hits, 3 runs (3 earned), 4 walks, 2 strikeouts ... April 13 vs. Hawai’i-Hilo second game, earned win; 6.0 innings, 8 hits, 6 runs (5 earned), 0 walks, 4 strikeouts ... April 6 at Southern California, earned win; 5.1 innings, 4 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 1 walk, 2 strikeouts ... March 16 vs. Washington State, earned win; 7.0 innings, 6 hits, 4 runs (4 earned), 1 walk, 5 strikeouts ... Feb. 9-Feb. 25, allowed 2 or less earned runs in 3 straight starts ... Feb. 25 vs. Michigan, earned win; 6.0 innings, 3 hits, 1 run (1 earned), 2 walks, 5 strikeouts ... Feb. 19 at Portland, no decision; 3.2 innings, 5 hits, 2 runs (2 earned), 2 walks, 2 strikeouts ... (2001) Pacific-10 All-Academic first team … among OSU all-time season leaders, tied for second in saves (5) … among Pacific-10 leaders through end of regular season, tied for fourth in saves (5) … at least 7.0 innings in 4 of last 5 starts … 2 or fewer walks in 5 of 6 starts … last 5 relief appearances, 1-0 record, 2 saves, 0.00 ERA in 7.0 innings … 12 relief appearances, 2 earned runs in 14.0 innings … at plate, 2 multi-hit games, 2 multi-RBI games ... May 18 vs. Southern California, took loss; 9.0 innings, 8 hits, 5 runs (5 earned), 3 walks, 1 strikeout … May 11 at UCLA, no decision; 7.1 innings, 6 hits, 1 run (1 earned), 2 walks, 3 strikeouts … April 27 at Hawai’i, took loss in first complete game of season; 8.0 innings, 13 hits, 7 runs (7 earned), 2 walks, 6 strikeouts … April 22 vs. Washington State, started, no decision; 8.0 innings, 11 hits, 6 runs (5 earned), 2 walks, 6 strikeouts in first start in 10 weeks … April 8 vs. California, 2-for-3 … March 25 vs. Arizona State, 2-run single … March 18 vs. Minnesota, made first start of season at second base; went 2-for-3, 2 RBIs; also earned save, 1.0 inning, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts … March 17 vs. Minnesota second game, earned save; 1.2 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts … March 14 vs. Gonzaga, won in relief; 1.0 inning, 1 hit, 3 runs, (0 earned), 1 walk, 1 strikeout … March 10 at Washington State, earned save; 1.0 inning, 2 hits, 1 run (1 earned), 0 walks, 2 strikeouts … March 3 vs. San Francisco, won in relief; 3 innings, 2 hits, 1 run (1 earned), 0 walks, 3 strikeouts … Feb. 24 at Nevada-Las Vegas, earned save; 1.0 inning, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts … Feb 18 vs. Oklahoma, earned save; 0.1 inning, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts … Feb. 17 vs. Cal-Riverside, 1.2 perfect innings in non-save situation, 1 strikeout … Feb. 15 vs. San Diego State, earned win in relief; 2.0 innings, 5 hits, 2 runs (2 earned), 2 walks, 1 strikeout ... (2000) March 26 vs. Cal State-Northridge, earned win; 7.1 innings, 8 hits, 7 runs (6 earned), 3 walks, 3 strikeouts ... March 18-20 at Continental Express Classic, starting second baseman due to injuries, all-tournament team; batted .462 (6-for-13), 2 RBIs ... March 20 at Texas A&M, earned win, first career complete game; 7.0 innings, 7 hits, 1 run (0 earned), 1 walk, 9 strikeouts ... March 18 vs. Ohio State, 3-for-3 for first career hits, 1 RBI, 2 runs ... Feb. 26 at Nevada-Las Vegas, earned win, first career start; 8.0 innings, 7 hits, 3 runs (3 earned), 2 walks, 4 strikeouts.

McNARY HIGH: Lettered 4 years for coaches Vic Backlund, Craig Nicholas ... All-America honorable mention ... all-state ... as senior, batted .340, 3 homers, 28 RBIs; 6-3 record, 1.15 ERA ... also played football, basketball ... 4.0 GPA; valedictorian.

PERSONAL: Majoring in Mathematics ... born Feb. 14, 1981 in Salem, Ore. ... parents, George and Dinene Copeland; sisters, Christine (28), Laura (19) ... enjoys golf, reading ... prep teammates included OSU football’s Shawn Kintner ... Student-Athlete Advisory Committee; OSU Honors College ... top athletic thrill was winning high school football state title ... favorite movie is Gladiator; favorite TV show is SportsCenter; favorite book is The Bible; favorite food is spaghetti; chose OSU for chance to play in the Pacific-10.

OREGON STATE CAREER STATISTICS - BATTING

YEAR	AVG.	G/GS	AB	R	H	BI	2B	3B	HR	BB	SO	HP	SB-ATT	TB	SLUG
2000	.318	12/6	22	4	7	3	0	0	0	1	6	1	0-1	7	.318
2001	.214	18/12	42	4	9	4	0	0	0	2	16	0	0-0	9	.214
2002	.000	3/0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0-0	0	.000
TOTALS	.250	33/18	64	8	16	7	0	0	0	3	22	1	0-1	16	.250
OREGON STATE CAREER STATISTICS - PITCHING
YEAR	ERA	W-L	Sv	G/GS	CG	Sh	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	HP	WP	BK	AVG.	HR
2000	6.43	3-0	0	18/4	1	0	49.0	61	41	35	20	31	7	0	0	.314	6
2001	6.99	3-4	5	22/6	1	0	56.2	80	51	44	19	36	2	5	2	.335	8
2002	5.49	5-3	0	17/17	0	0	96.2	110	70	59	38	41	14	2	0	.295	9
TOTALS	6.14	11-7	5	57/27	2	0	202.1	251	162	138	77	108	23	7	2	.312	23
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